Jama Masjid Srinagar Closed For Congregational Prayers

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Srinagar: The management of Jama Masjid on Wednesday announced suspension of congregational prayers at the historic mosque in the Old City in wake of rapid spike in coronavirus cases and the imposition of prohibitory orders by the district administration.

“In view of the rapid spread of Covid 19, although all SOPs were being strictly adhered to during prayers, Anjuman has decided to suspend all congregational prayers at the mosque for the time being for the safety of namazis,” a spokesperson said.

Early Wednesday morning, he said, police officials visited Jama Masjid asking the Auqaf to suspend all congregational prayers at the Masjid as section 144 has come into effect.

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