Friday prayers resume at Jamia Masjid after 4 months Mirwaiz remains under illegal house detention


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Anjuman Auqaf of Jamia Masjid has said that after almost four months, congregational Friday prayers were resumed at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The occupation authorities had banned the hold-ing of congregational Friday players at the historic mosque in the name of curtailing the spread of coronavirus.

All arrangements made by the Auqaf to ensure Covid SOPs were in place and were observed by all who offered prayers at the Jamia Masjid.

The President of Anjumam Auqaf of Jamia Masjid and Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was not allowed to move out of his residence for the Juma sermon and offering of Fri-day prayers at the Jamia Masjid.

Mirwaiz continues to be under house detention since 04, August 2019, a day before the Narendra Modi-led Indian govern-ment repealed the special status of IIOJK and placed the territory under military siege.

On this occasion, the Imam of Jamia Masjid, Maulana Syed Ahmed Naqshband, also known as Imam Hai, in his address thanked Almighty Allah that prayers had been resumed at the grand mosque, with all Covid protocols in place.—KMS

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