IIOJK authorities condemned for disallowing Juma prayers


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has strongly condemned the authorities for once again disallowing people to offer Friday prayers at the historic mosque.

Anjuman Auqaf in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Anjuman and the Muslims of Kashmir are unable to understand that on the one hand, all the places of worship, mosques, shrines, imambargahs and khanqahs in Jammu and Kashmir have been officially opened for Friday prayers, but only Jamia Masjid Srinagar continues to be selectively closed and restricted from holding Friday prayers, which is extremely unfortunate and incomprehensible.”

It said, this behaviour of the rulers is tantamount to sheer interference in religion and hurting the religious sentiments and feelings of Muslims, which is unacceptable.

The statement said, due to the continuous closure of the grand mosque, there is anger among the people from all walks of life including men, women and elderly people who want to come to the Jamia Masjid to perform important religious duties such as Friday prayers.

They see this attitude of the rulers as utterly offensive and vindictive, it added.—KMS

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