J&K authorities disallowed Friday congregational prayers at Kashmir’s historical Jamia masjid here, sources said.
They said the prayers were disallowed due to the fear of anti-Israel and pro-Palestine protests.
The sources said the managing body of Jamia Masjid Srinagar was told by the police that Friday prayers will not be allowed today. After that the gates of the masjid was closed, they said.
A large number of policemen and central armed police force personnel were deployed in strength around the masjid in the old city and sensitive areas to thwart protests amid war in Gaza.