Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid stated on Wednesday that authorities have disallowed Eid prayers at the historic Eidgah Srinagar.
In a statement, Anjuman announced that Eid prayers would be held at Eidgah at 9 am. However, the authorities have disallowed the same.
“Barring prayers at Eidgah is extremely unfortunate and condemnable. The decision has hurt the sentiments of Muslims in the Valley,” it said.
Anjuman Auqaf also denounced the continued detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who traditionally delivers the Eid sermon at Eidgah before Eid prayers.
“Despite appeals by various religious, political, social organizations, and civil society regarding his release, he is continuously being detained, which is extremely sad and disturbing,” it added.