Slowing down of Covid MMU calls for lifting of restrictions on Friday prayers

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All the members of the leading association of socio-religious organization, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) led by incarcerated Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has asked authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to remove the Covid restrictions on offering Friday prayers in central mosques of the territory, in view of the rapid slow-ing down of Covid-19 cases in the territory, before the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

In the joint statement, MMU said that on the ad-vice of medical experts, parks, market places shop-ping malls, restaurants, hotels etc.

have been al-lowed to open with the condition of following Covid appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) , similarly all central places of worship in IIOJK, which include the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Dargah Hazratbal Srinagar.

Khanqah-e-Mu’ala, Imambarah Budgam, and other main mosques, shrines and imambarahs, that had been closed in view of the pandemic, should now be al-lowed to hold Friday prayers and Eid-ul-Azha prayers adhering to strict Covid protocol .—KMS

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