Friday prayers at Kashmir’s largest mosque after five weeks

Weekly congregational prayers were allowed by the authorities in Srinagar’s biggest mosque after five weeks as their were no restrictions placed in the old city.

Life went on normally in areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal with shops, public transport, other businesses, government offices and banks functioning on a Friday after five weeks.

Senior resistance leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq also offered prayers at the Jamia Masjid and delivered his traditional weekly sermon.

The Mirwaiz had remained under house arrest during last five Fridays. But on Friday, he was allowed to join the devotees in Nowhatta area.

Police said no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in Srinagar.