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Friday Prayers Held In Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid For First Time In 4 Months

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Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar have been held for the first time since August 5, when the Indian government had nullified Article 370 of its constitution.

The 14th century mosque had been shut as situation turned volatile in the occupied valley when India abrogated the article that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a report in Newindianexpress, nearly a thousand people from nearby areas offered the Friday prayers in the mosque. The mosque was opened two days back, and people expressed joy at hearing the Azaan from the mosque for the first time in 134 days.

Social media was rife with pictures and videos of people praying in the mosque. One Indian journalist shared a video of a person inside the mosque saying that the mosque had been opened and people were extremely happy.

One user shared a video of prayers being held in the mosque and said that prayers were being held in the mosque after four months, but were not grateful for what was essentially their basic right.

Indian photojournalist shared that the mosque had reverberated with the Azaan after four months.


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