SRINAGAR Thousands of people joined special prayers on Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday Ramazan, also observed as Day of Baitul Muqadas.
Hundreds of thousands joined the Jumat-ul-Vida prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, where Friday prayers were allowed after three weeks.
The second biggest congregation was held at Hazratbal.
The Jumat-ul-Vida was observed as Yaum-e-Quds and Yaum-e-Kashmir and imams and khateebs raised their voice for the peaceful settlement of the worlds two oldest and lingering disputesPalestine and Kashmir.
Lakhs of people, who had come from different parts of the Valley and outside, joined the prayers at Hazratbal where main prayers were held.
Quds day processions were taken out in dozens of areas including Abi Guzar, Zadibal, Chattabal, Hassanabad, Pandrethen in Srinagar and Budgam, Pattan and Pulwama.
Similar Jumat-ul-Vida prayers were also held at the shrine of Hazrat Mehboob-ul-Aalam, Syed Sahib Sonawar, Sheikh Dawood, Jehab Sahib Soura, Shehree Kalashpora, Dastigeer Sahib shrine at Khanyar and Saria Bala, Sheikh Nooruddin Wali and Hazrat Baba Reshi. Reports of Jumat-ul-Vida celebrations were also received from other parts of the Kashmir valley, Leh, Kargil and Drass in Ladakh region.