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Friday prayers not allowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid amid protests against Israel’s attacks in Gaza

Jamia Masjid Srinagar. PTI

Congregational prayers weren’t allowed on the historic Jamia Masjid right here on Friday in view of apprehensions of protests in opposition to the Israeli motion in Gaza, sources stated.

The grand mosque positioned within the Nowhatta space of the town right here was locked and no Friday prayers had been allowed, officers stated.

Safety forces personnel had been deployed in energy across the mosque to keep up regulation and order, they stated.

Whereas there was no official phrase on the explanation for the closure of the mosque for prayers, the sources stated there have been apprehensions of protests in opposition to the Israeli motion within the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli motion follows a collection of brazen assaults on its cities by Hamas militants over the weekend which triggered contemporary tensions within the area.

Anti-American slogans had been raised by individuals in Budgam after Friday prayers amid the continued warfare in Israel.

The Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid the managing physique of the mosque in an announcement, stated police officers have closed the gates of the mosque in Srinagar and knowledgeable it that Friday prayers won’t be allowed.

The Auqaf additionally claimed that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has but once more been put beneath home arrest early morning as we speak.

The Mirwaiz was not too long ago launched after 4 years of home detention within the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.



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