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Security tightened to prevent Taraweeh prayers at Jamia Masjid, other mosques

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Srinagar: Security remained heightened around grand Jamia Masjid and other major mosques on Friday night to ensure people do not offer Taraweeh, special prayers during Ramzan.
Reports said that strengthened posse of CRPF and police remained deployed outside jamia Masjid Srinagar even as local administrators of the grand mosque have already announced not to offer Taraweeh as well Friday prayers during Ramzan in wake of the coronavirus. Reports about tough restrictions around other mosques were also received.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, greeted people on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
“In this holy month, we should pray to Allah to combat Coronavirus infection instantly so that the stranded life across valley will again come on track and also enhance the spirit of peace and harmony across Kashmir Division’’ he said while issuing a statement to media.
The Divisional Commissioner further said that in view of COVID-19 Pandemic, the divisional administration has imposed lockdown for the health and safety of the general public and religious leaders had also appealed people to offer five times Nimaaz at their home during the month of Ramzaan including Taraweh Nimaaz, so that the chain of Corona virus infection is broken.
“Follow lockdown measures in letter & spirit, stay home and adopt the health guidelines regarding Corona virus seriously besides, wash your dates properly before breaking fast. While staying at home, immunity in the body remains balanced which will help to fight against the Corona virus disease so stay home and stay Safe”, added the Div Com.


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