Prayers Suspended In Waqf-Affiliated Shrines, Mosques In Kashmir

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Muncipal workers can be seen spraying disinfectants in the lawn of Khanqah of Shah Hamdan in Srinagar on Friday- KO Photo Abid Bhat

Srinagar – As a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Waqf Board on Saturday announced 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 sacred relic of prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) on ensuing  Me’raj Aalam 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.

The board has urged the district magistrates of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Budgam, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara to provide necessary police assistance to controllers and administrators of the shrines  and mosques affiliated with the Waqf Board to strictly implement the provisions of Section 144 CrpC in and around the mosques and shrines.

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