Sieged Mosque: No Friday prayers were allowed by the authorities for 17th consecutive week. Photo: Zargar Zahoor
Sieged Mosque: No Friday prayers were allowed by the authorities for 17th consecutive week at historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

Srinagar: Authorities today imposed heavy deployment of forces in different parts of Srinagar primarily to thwart pro-freedom post Friday prayers’ gatherings.
However, there were no restrictions on civilian movement in various parts of Srinagar.
The pro-freedom leaders in their weekly ‘protest calendar’ have asked people of different districts of the Valley to march towards their respective District Headquarters today and hold “freedom congregations” post Friday prayers.
“Heavy deployment only to ensure Law and Order prevail in the city,” District Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Lone told Kashmir Narrator.
A Police official said that there are no restrictions in any part of the Srinagar.
However, locals say that restrictions were in place in Downtown Srinagar and no Friday prayers were allowed at historic Jamia Masjid in Old Srinagar for 17th consecutive Friday.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is also under house arrest and is barred to offer prayers at the historic mosque, Hurriyat (M) spokesperson, Shahid ul Islam, said.

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