Friday prayers not allowed in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

    Srinagar, Oct 6: No Friday prayers were allowed in the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions have been imposed to prevent any violence following a call for holding protests by JRL against braid chopping incidents in the Valley.
    Police said restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station M R Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and Rainawari in the SeK and down town.
    Similar restrictions were also imposed since Friday morning in Kralkhud in the old city and Maisuma in the civil lines.
    All roads leading to Jamia Masjid, where chairman of hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq, who was placed under house arrest this morning, addresses congregation every Friday, were closed.
    Both the factions of the Hurriyat and Separatist had appealed to the people to hold protests after Friday prayers in their respective areas against braid chopping incidents. (UNI)