IIOJK authorities again disallow Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities once again didn’t allow people to offer Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar.

Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid in a statement strongly protested against the authorities’ decision of continuously barring Muslims from performing ‘important religious duty of offering Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid Srinagar.’

“It is the 43rd time this year and 17 consecutive Friday since Juma prayers have not been allowed in the Jamia Masjid Srinagar while Muslims have not been allowed to offer congregational Friday prayers,” it said.

Expressing outrage over the dictatorial behav-iour of the occupation authorities, the Anjuman said the Jamia Masjid Srinagar was being kept closed for worship under a nefarious plan which was ex-tremely painful for the Kashmiri people and also a sheer interference with religion. Such measures expose the hollow claims of the proponents of the so-called democracy, it said.

“We and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are unable to understand that on the one hand, all the places of worship of the followers of different relig-ions have been opened for the performing of their religious rites; while on the other hand, the Jamia Masjid Srinagar is being subjected to vengeance, which is extremely regrettable and reprehensible,” the statement added.

The Anjuman also called for the opening of the Jamia Masjid Srinagar and release of its head Mir-waiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under illegal and arbitrary house arrest since 05 August 2019.—KMS

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