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COVID-19 Outbreak : Deserted mosques, shrines on Jumatul- Vida in Valley


KNS


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Due to the ongoing coronovirus pandemic on jumatul jumatul-Vida, there were no congregational prayers held in any mosque and shirne in Srinagar City. Although mosques in the interior areas held the prayers with a dozen persons attented the prayers.
. Jumatul-Vida is the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan.
"I have witnessed it first time in the history when circumstances led us to pray inside our homes even on Jumatul- Vida", said a local Abdul Majeed from Downtown Srinagar.
pulpit of Jamia Masjid in Downtown was also silent on the jumatul- Vida, where on every year a gathering of nearly one lakh witness the jumatul- Vida.
Similarly jumatul-Vida prayers were not offered in other mosques and shrines Including Dargah Hazrabal, Chari sharief in the city.
Reports reaching to KNS, even in villages of other districts the mosques we're mostly empty with 5 to 10 persons attended the last Friday prayer of Ramadhan.
It is pertinent to mention that It was the 9th Friday when mosques we're empty in view of the government order which bans congregation at religious places in the Valley. (KNS)