Srinagar, Jul 20: Friday prayers were offered in historic Jamia masjid today after disallowing for two weeks as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem.
There was no restriction in any part of the Srinagar city today, 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 today. Mirwaiz remained under house arrest on July 6 (Friday) when the historic worship place remained closed for devotees, two days ahead of death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter in Anantnag on July 8, 2016.
No Friday prayers were allowed after authorities imposed restrictions on July 13, following call by separatists to commemorate martyrs of 1931 on their death anniversary.