Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar again disallowed



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have not allowed people to offer Juma prayers, today, at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar for the 30th week in a row.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar in a statement termed this behaviour of the authorities as extremely regrettable and reprehensible. It said that, on one hand, such acts constantly hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and, on the other, this attitude amounts to sheer interference in the religious affairs, against which the anger of the people is increasing day by day.

The Anjuman Auqaf appealed to the influential religious organisations, ulema, Mashaikh and imams to raise their voice against the biased attitude of the authorities against the Jamia Masjid.

It termed the continued closure of the central Jama Masjid and keeping the Anjuman head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest for more than two and half years as illegal and immoral.

It also expressed hope that the Mirwaiz would be released on the occasion of Meraj-ul-Alam so that he can directly convey the universal message of the philosophy of Me’raj-un-Nabi (SAW) through his sermon in the centuries-old-traditional style of the Mirwaizeen to the people of Kashmir.—KMS


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