Srinagar, Sep 13 : Friday prayers were not allowed for the sixth successive week in historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar and some other major mosques in Kashmir valley, where life remained crippled due to restriction and strike against scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A on August 5.
However, prayers were allowed in mosques in the interior areas in the valley.Official sources said restrictions under section 144 CrPc have been re-imposed in downtown and other parts of Srinagar since early today to prevent protests after Friday prayers.
However, all the gates leading to Jamia masjid remained closed and people were not allowed to enter the worship place. Hundreds of security forces have been deployed in and around the historic mosque to prevent Assembly of people.
Meanwhile, roads leading to Jamia masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, were open though security forces remained deployed in strength.
Similarly, other major masjids in different parts of the valley were also closed for devotees. But, reports of offering of Friday prayers came from smaller local mosques in the valley. (UNI)