April 21, 2024 2:34 pm

‘There is no excuse for ignorance,’ says Srinagar police in response to Owaisi’s Jamia Masjid claims

It was strongly refuted by Srinagar’s police force after AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi claimed the Jamia Masjid was closed every Friday.

“You have opened cinema halls in Shopian and Pulwama, but why does Srinagar Jamia Masjid close every Friday, at least do not close it during the afternoon matinee show,” Owaisi sarcastically remarked after Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated multipurpose cinema halls in South Kashmir. According to the Srinagar Police, this claim has been fact-checked.

According to Srinagar Police, Jamia is fully open, but has been temporarily closed for Friday noon prayers only three times since COVID owing to terrorist threats and law-and-order issues. Jamia authorities failed to take responsibility for what happened inside. Staying far isn’t an excuse for ignorance.”

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