IIOJK in focus

IIOJK authorities again disallow Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Srinagar, February 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities once again disallowed people to offer Juma prayers, today, at Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the 29th successive week.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar in a statement expressed grave concern over dictatorial attitude of the authorities terming it extremely regrettable and reprehensible.

The Anjuman said it is incomprehensible that while the followers of all the religions across the world including IIOJK are attending their respective religious places of worship and performing rituals why are the prayers being disallowed and stopped in the largest place of worship in the occupied territory.

The statement said not only are the religious sentiments of Muslims constantly being hurt by this behavior of the authorities but also the message of humanity, love and harmony propagated from the pulpit and mihrab of the centuries-old mosque is being suspended.

The Anjuman expressed the hope that as the last ten days of the holy month of Rajab al-Murajab, in which Mer’aaj-un-Nabi, the date of Ascension of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is coming, not only the central mosque will be opened for Friday prayers but also the Anjuman Auqaf Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest for the last over two-and-half years will be released from unjustified detention.

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