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Kashmir: Eid prayers not allowed at Jama Masjid, Eidgah in Srinagar

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Authorities have disallowed Eid al Adha prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid as well as the Eidgah in Srinagar, said the managing body of the mosque.

Congregational Eid prayers have not taken place at the Eidgah since 2016 after the killing of militant youth Burhan Wani, as the authorities apprehend law and order issued.

In a statement, the managing body of the Jamia Masjid said on Wednesday, “This is to inform the public that authorities have conveyed to Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid that once again, Eid ul Adha prayers will not be allowed at the historic and central Eidgah Srinagar.”

The mosque committee also denounced the continued detention of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, Mohammad Umar Farooq, who traditionally delivers the Eid sermon at Eidgah before Eid prayers, PTI reported.

The Mirwaiz is under house detention since August 5, 2019, when the Narendra Modi government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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