Authorities allow Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid

BK Web Desk/Srinagar
March 18, 2017 TOP STORIES 199 Views

After remaining off limits for devotees on March 10, Friday prayers were offered in historic Jamia Masjid in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) in Srinagar.
However, protestors clashed with security forces after Friday prayers were over in the mosque.
No Friday prayers could be offered at the Masjid, stronghold of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, last week due to apprehension of trouble in view of a strike called by the Separatists against the killing of a teenager in the firing by security force in Pulwama on March 9. Mirwaiz was this morning put under house arrest after his release from detention last night.
Meanwhile, security forces and state police personnel remained deployed outside the Jamia market. However, there was no security force personnel in the main Jamia Market today and people were allowed to offer prayers in the Masjid.
Prayers were also held at Hazratbal shrine, which houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad, on the bank of Dal Lake, the shrines of Syed Yaqub Sarfi Sahib in Sonwar, Sheikh Nooruddin Noorani in Charar-e-Sharief, Jenab Sahib Soura, Shehree Kalashpora, Peer Dastijar Sahib Khanayar and Hazrat Sheikh Dawood, Batmaloo.
Reports of offering of prayers were also received from other parts of the Valley.

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