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Jamia Masjid Srinagar re-opens after 30 weeks, 3000 people offer Friday prayers

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Imam Hai demands immediate release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

SRINAGAR: The historic Jamia Masjid was re-opened today for congregational prayers after being closed for over 30 weeks.

Following the re-opening of Jamia Masjid, over 3000 people participated in the mandatory congregational Friday prayers where sermons were delivered after the gap of 30 straight weeks.

Imam Hai Syed Ahmad Naqshbandi while delivering sermons, demanded immediate release of Jamia Masjid’s head cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Notably, Mirwaiz is under house detention since August 05, 2019, when the government abrogated Article 370. The Friday congregational prayers ended peacefully at Jamia Majid today—(KNO)


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