Wakf board suspends prayers in shrines, displaying of holy relics on ensuing Mehraj-ul-Alam celebrations

As a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board on Saturday announced the suspension of regular prayers in shrines and mosques affiliated with it.

In an order issued by Chief Executive of the J&K Wakaf Board, displaying of Holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on ensuing  Mehraj-ul-Alam (SA) celebrations on Monday, have been also suspended.  

“In view of the outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), declared as “Pandemic” by the World Health Organizations and as preventive measure to contain the spread of the virus in Kashmir Valley and subsequent the imposition of restrictions under Section 144 Crpc by the District Administration concerned,

It is hereby ordered to suspend regular prayers in shrines / mosques affiliated with the Wakaf Board and displaying of Holy Relic (PBW) on the occasion of Mehrai-ul-Alam(SA) celebrations,” reads the order, a copy of which lies with GNS. no time frame has been given.  

The board District Magistrate has urged district magistrates of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Budgam, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramullah and Kupwara to provide necessary Police assistance to Controllers  and  Administrators of the Shrines  and mosques affiliated with the Wakaf Board to strictly implement the provisions of the Section 144 in and around the mosque and shrine.

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