August 2021 News

Anjuman Laments Disallowing Of Prayers At Jamia Masjid On 3 Consecutive Fridays

27 August 2021

Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has lamented the repeated closure of Jamia Masjid and disallowing of Friday congregational prayers for the last three Fridays at this historic religious place despite fully adhering to Covid-19 SOPs. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Anjumam Auqaf said that today morning senior officials of the administration informed the Khateeb and Imam of the Central Jamia Masjid, Moulana Ahmad Sayeed Naqshbandi that Friday prayers would not be allowed in the grand mosque. 'In this regard, a formal notice was also posted on the gate of the Jamia Masjid by the administration.' The Anjuman lamented that despite the worshippers fully adhering to COVID-19 SOPs, the prayers at the largest place of worship in Kashmir were not being allowed for the last three Fridays. 'This is extremely sad and painful for the people especially those coming for prayers at the Jamia Masjid Srinagar,' it said.