Friday prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid for 9th consecutive week
Anjuman Auqaf aghast at unjustified restrictions on prayers, Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Dec 08: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar has termed the disallowing of prayers for the consecutive 9th Friday in the historic central Jama Masjid Srinagar as unjustified.
Auqaf in a statement said they were informed by the police authorities early morning today to close all the doors of the grand mosque and not to open it for Friday prayers.
The Anjuman expressed resentment against placing Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir under house detention for the 9th consecutive Friday and disallowing him from performing Friday prayers, saying that such restrictions are not only unjustified but there is also no reason for such an arbitrary act.
Such hostile acts by the administration are not only tantamount to interference in religious affairs but also seriously hurt the feelings and sentiments of the people, the Auqaf said.
People have deep religious and emotional attachment to the Jama Masjid Srinagar and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, and disallowing prayers here severely hurts their sentiments.
Such behaviour of the government is not only unfortunate in every sense but also reveals its vindictive policy, the statement said, adding that silencing the mimbar and mihrab of the Jama Masjid without any excuse is tantamount to snatching the religious freedom of the people here.