|Early Times Report |
Srinagar, July 10: Defying ban people offered congregational Friday prayers in small and interior mosques in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, where all shrines and Jamia Masjids remained closed since March this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors and other experts have time and again cautioned people not to take Coronavirus lightly and take all preventive measures, including wearing masks avoid going to crowded places, to prevent the spread of this pandemic in the valley, where the number of positive cases has witnessed increase every passing day. People today offered Fridays prayers in small and interior mosques in the Kashmir valley though authorities have yet to lift ban on congregational prayers. Even in summer capital, Srinagar and all major towns, people offered congregational prayers today though in some worship places devotees had maintained physical distance and were seen wearing masks.
However, prayers in major mosques and shrines remained suspended for the 17th consecutive week on Friday due to lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the Kashmir valley, where shops and business establishments reopened last month under strict guidelines in Srinagar.