Srinagar : Government for the second consecutive Friday today disallowed congregational Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
Reports said that men in uniform had locked all gates of the Jamia Masjid early today and all roads leading to it were blocked.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in and around Jamia in Nowhatta area of the old town, they said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq slammed the state government for imposing curbs on Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in the old City of Srinagar.
Taking to social networking site twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “2nd consecutive Juma & 15th of the year when Friday prayers barred at #JamaMasjid. Strict curfew imposed, people made hostages in their own homes in #ShahreKhas. No peaceful expression of protest against atrocities & injustices allowed. No law in the land except the law of #StateMight (SIC).”