Srinagar, Nov 22:Historic Jamia Masjid here in old Srinagar city is still out of bounds for
people as authorities didn’t allow Friday congregational prayers for the 16th
Uncertainty continues to prevail in the valley since August
5 when government of India abrogated Article 370 and divided J&K into two
For the past 16 Fridays, authorities have not allowed
devotees to offer Friday prayers in the historic mosque.
Eyewitnesses said that forces personnel were deployed in
large numbers around Jamia Masjid and nobody was allowed to enter into the
premises of the Masjid. Skeletal movement of transport was observed on roads in
Nowhatta area where this historic mosque is located.
Witnesses added that shops and other business establishments
remained shut in old city particularly around this mosque while some streets
and lanes were sealed to thwart protests.