Anjuman Auqaf says authorities have disallowed Eid prayers at Eidgah Srinagar

Srinagar, June 28 : Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid on Wednesday said that the authorities have disallowed Eid prayers at the historic Eidgah Srinagar.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that in keeping with past traditions, Anjuman had announced that Eid prayers will be held at Eidgah at 9 am, however, the authorities have disallowed the same.

“Barring prayers at Eidgah is extremely unfortunate and condemnable. The decision has hurt the sentiments of Muslims of the Valley,” it said.

Anjuman Auqaf also denounced the continued detention of Mirwaz Umar Farooq who traditionally delivers the Eid sermon at Eidgah before Eid prayers.

“Despite appeals by various religious, political, social organisations and the civil society regarding his release, he is being continuously detained, which is extremely sad and disturbing.” it said.

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