Friday prayers allowed in Jamia Masjid after 2 weeks

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Srinagar, Oct 5: Friday prayers were offered in historic Jamia Masjid on Friday after being disallowed for two weeks as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem.
“There was no restriction in any part of the city on Friday,” police said.
Thousands of people joined the Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, who addressed the congregation.
Friday prayers were also offered at Hazratbal shrine, which houses the holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad, on the bank of Dal Lake. Reports of offering of Friday prayers were also received from other parts of the valley.
Prayers were not allowed for two successive Fridays in Jamia masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions were imposed on these days as a precautionary measure.
On September 28, restrictions were imposed in downtown and Jamia masjid was closed to prevent protests against a civilian death. Restrictions were imposed in downtown Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions on September 21, again a Friday.