Waqf Wants Less Devotees In Shrines, Mosques

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board on Wednesday urged Imams to allow a minimum number of devotees to the board-managed Masjids and Shrines for prayers in view of the huge spike in coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mufti Muhammad Farid-ud-din urged people to pray at home saying that thousands of persons are tested covid-19 positive on a daily basis which has rung the alarm bells, an official spokesperson said.

He said that the CEO also made a fervent appeal to the Imams of Masjids and Shrines affiliated with the Board to allow a minimum number of people and devotees for prayers. The CEO requested people to avoid assembling in large numbers during prayer times and play a responsible role in containment of virus spread.

“He stated that despite many endeavours by governments across the world, this virus continues to consume precious lives. He said in this regard it is imperative for the people to follow guidelines religiously and cooperate with administration so the lives can be saved,” the official spokesperson said.

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