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No Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar, November 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Friday prayers were not allowed in the historic Jamia masjid, Srinagar, on the 17th Friday, today.

All roads leading to Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta Srinagar were closed with barbed wire while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who delivers sermon in the grand mosques was not allowed to move out of his Nigeen residence where he remains under house arrest.

Local people told media that heavy deployment of Indian police and troops remained alert to thwart any attempt of people to reach the religious place.

Occupied Kashmir is witnessing intense protests since July 9, a day after the killing of mujahid commander, Burhan Wani. During this period, over 100 civilians have been killed so far due to the use of brute force by Indian police and troops on peaceful protesters in the Kashmir Valley.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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