Srinagar, 14 April (CNI): The Jammu and Kashmir administration did not allow Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar city and the main gates of the Jamia Masjid were locked since morning, Apart from this, the Jamia Masjid administration had already been informed not to offer prayers in the Jamia Masjid on the occasion of Jumat-ul-Vida.
According to News agency-Current News of India (CNI), the Jammu and Kashmir administration did not allow Friday prayers to be offered at Jamia Masjid in the Nowhata area of Srinagar city.
In this regard, the administration of the Jamia Masjid said on Friday that the authorities have asked them not to offer prayers in the mosque on the occasion of Jama al-Wadaa, i.e. the last Friday of Ramadan.
As per the statement, The Jamia Masjid administration has expressed strong opposition to the government’s decision to ban Jumma tul Wida prayers at the mosque. The authorities had asked the management to lock the gates of the mosque on the morning of the last Friday of Ramadan, citing the decision to ban the prayers.
This move has caused great distress to the Muslim community, who traditionally gather from all parts of the valley to offer prayers on this greatly blessed day at the Jamia Masjid, where offering prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan has great significance.
Meanwhile, political, social and religious associations have expressed their displeasure over the suspension of Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, saying that the religious sentiments of the people are being hurt by such actions. (CNI)