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Friday prayers not allowed at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for 2nd consecutive week

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Srinagar: No Friday prayers were allowed in historic Jamia Masjid here for the second consecutive week Friday.

Reports said while heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces was made since morning in Old City, the authorities did not allow Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta here, the fifteenth such occasion this year.

“Cycle of state killing & repression continues. Muslims barred for the 2nd consecutive week& 15th this year from offering Friday prayers at #JamaMasjid,leadership & activists placed under detention,CASO continues. Meanwhile State claimer “establishing democracy at grass root level”!,” Mirwiaz Umar Farooq, who normally offers Friday sermon at the historic Jamia Majid tweeted. He has been placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence, ostensible to prevent him from leading protests following the “cold blooded” killing of a 26-year-old youth amid CASO at Noorbagh area of Srinagar.

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