In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, congregational Juma prayers could not be held at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and other major mosques, shrines and imambargahs in the territory due to continued military siege and the severe restrictions imposed by the authorities.
Normal life remains badly affected due to unrelenting military siege and corona-lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities.
IIOJK is under strict military siege since August 05, 2019 imposed by the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government when it repealed the special status of the territory.
The occupation authorities on April 29 imposed a curfew in 11 districts in the name of controlling the surge in COVID-19 cases. The curfew was later extended to all districts.
People could not offer congregational Juma prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal and other major mosques, shrines and imambargahs in Srinagar and other areas of the occupied territory, due to the severe restrictions.
Indian police and paramilitary personnel kept barricades on roads at many places in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley and the Jammu region to prevent the movement of people.
Most of the shops and other business establishments remain shut while public transport is off the roads.—KMS