Geelani’s Death: No Congregational Friday prayers at major shrines, masjids in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, SEP 3 (UNI) Main gate of historic Jamia masjid in down town closed and Congregational Friday prayers were not allowed amid restrictions which remained in force in Srinagar and other major parts of the Kashmir valley for the second consecutive day on Friday as a precautionary measure following the demise of seperatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani . UNI PHOTO 19.

Srinagar: In the backdrop of death of top separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the government on Friday disallowed congregational prayers in most of the mosques and shrines across Kashmir.

It has learnt that congregational prayer was not allowed in major mosques including Hazratbal and other major shrines at Srinagar.

The locals said that the roads around the mosques were deserted and the people attending to essential work were only allowed to pass-by.

Meanwhile, the locals of other areas of Kashmir region said that congregational prayers were allowed in some small mosques of the periphery areas.

Pertinently, top separatist leader and former Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman; Syed Ali Geelani breathed his last at his Srinagar residence on Wednesday evening.

Geelani, 92 had developed some serious complications on Wednesday afternoon—(KNO)




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