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IIOJK authorities again disallow Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: The authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir disallowed Juma prayers, today, at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar for the 10th consecutive week.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, in a statement said no reason is provided by the authorities for these restrictions.

The Anjuman said that its chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also continued to remain under house arrest.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as per the statement, condemned the repeated closure of the Jamia Masjid on Fridays and his detention. He said all claims of the so-called normalcy by the Narendra Modi-led Indian government fall flat by such anti-people measures and he fails to understand why the Jamia Masjid was being targeted again and again.

He said the rulers should stop playing with the religious sentiments of the Muslims and let them offer prayers in their mosques without hindrance. “People’s silence and endurance of brazen attacks on their religious rights should not be mistaken as their weakness to respond,” he added.

The occupation authorities also disallowed people to offer Juma prayers at Imambargah in Bemina area of Srinagar. The authorities also put noted religious scholar, Agha Syed Mohammad Hadi Al-Moosvi, under house detention.

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