Srinagar: There were no prayers in historical Jamia Masjid as well as other major mosques in Kashmir Valley Friday in wake of the continued Curfew in Kashmir Valley, reports and witnesses said.
They said that like past week, Jamia Masjid, in the heart of Srinagarâ€™s old city remained out of bounds for the people due to imposition of tough curfew by the state administration.
Hundreds of CRPF and policemen, armed with sophisticated weapons, enforced strict restrictions in Nowhatta and adjoining areas including Rajouri Kadal, Gojwara and Bohrikadal, they added.
â€œWorshippers were prevented from offering the prayers in Jamia masjid and other mosques by imposing curfew,â€ a spokesman of the amalgam led by Mirwaiz Umar, who is under house arrest for past several days, said in a statement here to Press Bureau of India.
Earlier this year, it was after six weeks that congressional prayers were offered in the grand Mosque on August 13 last.