SRINAGAR, JUNE,28 :
This is to inform the public that authorities have conveyed to Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid that , once again, Eid ul Adha prayers will not be allowed at the historic and central Eidgah Srinagar on Thursday 29th June at 9am . District administration officials today morning conveyed this decision to Anjuman Auqaf officials .
In keeping with past traditions ,Anjuman had announced that Eid prayers will be held at Eidgah Srinagar at 9am. Barring prayers at Eid gah which is the central place designated for these special community prayers for centuries , is extremely unfortunate and condemnable, hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Muslims of the valley and outside and a poor reflection on the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Anjuman Auqaf also denounced the continued detention of Mirwaz e Kashmir who traditionally delivers the Eid sermon at Eidgah before Eid prayers . Despite appeals by various religious, political, social organisations and the civil society regarding the release of its Chairman Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, he is being continuously detained, which is extremely sad and disturbing.