CEO J&K Waqf Board appeals people to avoid gatherings at Mosques, Shrines
Srinagar, April 28 (GNS): Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid on Wednesday said that it has decided to suspend all congregational prayers at historic mosque for the time being on asking by the police.
“Police officials visited Jama Masjid today morning asking the Auqaf to suspend all congregational prayers at the Jama Masjid as section 144 (CrPC) has came into effect,” said Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid in a statement to GNS.
“In view of the rapid spread of covid 19, although all SOPs were being strictly adhered to during prayers, Anjuman has decided to suspend all congregational prayers at the mosque for the time being for the safety of namazis.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Wakaf Board Mufti Muhammad Farid ud din made a fervent appeal to the Imams of Masjids and Shrines affiliated with the Board to permit only minimum number of people and devotees for prayer in view of huge spike in Covid-19 Positive cases in J&K.
The CEO requested people to avoid assembling in large numbers during prayer times and play a responsible role in containment of virus spread. He asked people to pray at home in this deadly pandemic, according to statement through DIPR department.
He said that thousands of persons are tested covid-19 positive on a daily basis which has rung the alarm bells.
He stated that despite many endeavors by governments across the world, this virus continues to consume precious lives. He said in this regard it is imperative for the people to follow guidelines religiously and cooperate with administration so the lives can be saved. (GNS)