Authorities disallow prayers At Historic Jamia Masjid; Grand Mufti, J&Ok, Nasir-ul-Islam Voices Concern*
SRINAGAR: Barring the historic Jamia Masjid Nowhatta, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers have been supplied by the believers in enormous numbers throughout Jammu and Kashmir amid overcast climate circumstances. Whereas the particular congregational prayers at many locations supplied in spacious Eidgahs, prayers at many different locations have been held inside mosques within the aftermath of the moist prayer grounds within the aftermath of incessant downpour for final a number of days.
1000’s of Muslims had gathered at Hazratbal and different mosques and shrines throughout the valley, together with on the Dast-e-Geer Sahib and Sayed Yaqoob Shah shrines since early morning to supply particular prayers.
The prayers have been additionally held at different mosques and shrines in Srinagar together with at Masjid Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadith Gawkadal, Asar-e-Sharif Janab Sahib Soura, Asar-e-Sharif Shehri Kalashpora, Ziarat-e-Makhdoom Sahib (RA) and Khanqah-e-Maula.
In north Kashmir, the prayers have been held at Jamia Masjid Bandipora, Jamia Masjid Baramulla, Jamia Masjid Kupwara, Masjid ul Murshideen Khushaal Sahib Bumhama, Jamia Masjid Handwara and different native mosques.
In south Kashmir, prayers have been held at Jamia Masjid Hanfia, Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith, Bait-ul-Mukarram and Rehat-Ded Masjid in Anantnag city. The prayers have been additionally supplied in Ziarat-e-Sharief Khiram Kund, Aishmuqam and Bijbehara areas of the south Kashmir district.
In Kulgam, the prayers have been held in Markazi Jamia Masjid. Massive congregational prayer gatherings have been additionally witnessed in Khankah Tral, Jamia Masjid Shopian and Jamia Masjid Pulwama.
In Srinagar, authorities denied permission for Eid prayers in Jamia Masjid Nowhatta, after initially hinting to permit the prayers within the historic mosque.
Reviews mentioned the gates of the mosque have been closed early morning by the safety grid and deployments have been made in and across the mosque to implement the orders by the authorities.
Voicing his concern over the choice of authorities to close the Jamia Masjid on Eid eve, Grand Mufti, J&Ok, Nasir-ul-Islam mentioned given the prevailing scenario within the Valley, the authorities must have allowed the prayers on the historic mosque. “Why is it that the authorities withdrew the permission on the eleventh hour”, Islam mentioned.
“Peaceable conduct of prayers was witnessed within the prayers not too long ago held on the mosque, which indicated that the prayers ought to have been allowed”, Islam mentioned including “The event of Eid is a joyous event and withholding the prayers on such an event mars the very essence of such a blissful eve.”
In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, and different police and several other civil officers apart from politial and social organisations prolonged greetings to individuals on the auspicious event of Eid-ul-Fitr, wishing them well-being and prosperity.
“Heartiest greetings and good needs to the individuals on the joyous event of Eid-ul-Fitr. The pageant marks the fruits of the holy month of Ramzan and symbolizes the spirit of austerity, brotherhood, compassion and pleasure of sharing”, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha mentioned in his message.
Further Director Basic of Police (ADGP), Vijay Kumar Friday prolonged greetings to individuals on the event of Eid-ul-Fitr. “ADGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar greets individuals on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr. #EidMubarak,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
The Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta expressed hope that the pageant would lead everybody to happiness and success.
He additionally expressed optimism that the pageant would strengthen the bond between all non secular communities and train individuals the relevance of communal concord, tolerance, kindness and repair to mankind as the actual essence of the pageant.
Chairperson of J&Ok Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi in her message prayed that the sacred event of Eid-ul-Fitr brings alongside eternal peace, happiness and prosperity to the individuals of J&Ok.
She additional prayed for acceptance of month lengthy fasts and charity whereas hoping that Ramadan will depart its pious impressions on the society for the entire 12 months forward and likewise requested individuals to recollect downtrodden individuals on this event.
Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar metropolis Rakesh Bhalwal in his message expressed hope that the auspicious event would strengthen the bonds of communal concord and brotherhood and be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity within the UT. The SSP urged the individuals to maintain up with the values of communal concord, brotherhood and human values.
He additional mentioned that the pageant reminds us to share our joys with the destitute and deserving. “The event teaches us to rededicate ourselves for the service of individuals, reaffirm our dedication in direction of brotherhood and selfless service to humanity.”
In the meantime a number of social and political organisations have additionally prolonged their felicitations to the individuals on the particular eve. (GNS)
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