Prayers, protests mark 20th week of agitation

Prayers, protests mark 20th week of agitation
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People raise azadi slogans inside Jamia Masjid where congregational Friday prayers were offered after 19 consecutive weeks. Photos: Faisal Khan

 

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Imam Hai Moulana Ahmad Syed Naqshbandi led the Friday prayers while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was kept under house arrest by the authorities.

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People offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid after several weeks.

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Women offer noon congregational prayers on Friday after several weeks at Jamia Masjid.

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A man raises his hands in supplication at historic Jamia Masjid on Friday.

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People lead a protest march post Friday prayers in downtown Srinagar.

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Police teargassed the protest march at Rajouri Kadal in downtown Srinagar on Friday.

 

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Youth resorted to stone-pelting after the march was dispersed by tear-gas shelling.

 

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    By: Faisal Khan

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