Restrictions around Jamia masjid lifted

Srinagar, May 27: Restrictions around the historic Jamia masjid in the down town, Srinagar, imposed as a precautionary measure on Friday morning, were lifted and morning prayers were held peacefully on Monday.
All gates of the worship place are open and Jamia Market witness heavy rush of customers since this morning. Security forces and state police personnel deployed in the area have also been withdrawn. Road blocks have also been removed and traffic was plying normally. Shops and business establishments in the down town and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) also are open doing normal business.
Restrictions around the Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, were imposed on Friday morning to prevent any demonstration following the killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in an encounter by security forces in Pulwama district during over 12 hours Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) which ended on early Friday.
Life also returned to normal elsewhere in the down town and SeK with shops and business establishments open and transport plying normally on all routes.