IN PICTURES: Protests against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Protests were held at several places in Kashmir Friday against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital even as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and disallowed congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid

Peaceful protests were held in Maisuma, Chattabal, Hassanabad and Abiguzar areas of Srinagar city after the Friday prayers, officials said.

Protestors raised anti-US slogans, denouncing Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, they said.

Reports of protests were also received from northern and southern parts of Kashmir. An anti-US rally was taken out in Gurez, the officials said.

Authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to thwart protests called by Hurriyat leaders.

Authorities also barred Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and put chairman  Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers the Friday sermon at Jamia Masjid, under house arrest last evening. (Pictures by Zargar Zahoor)

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