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Restrictions continue in Kashmir, police book several people for organising Friday prayers

Restrictions on the assembly and movement of people for curbing further spread of COVID-19 continued in Kashmir on Saturday, which happens to be the 10th consecutive day. 

However, as per statements from officials, police booked many people for violating the lockdown by assembling on Friday for congregational prayers.

The officials further added that while most shrines and mosques in Kashmir valley were closed, few of the mosques organized prayers on Friday. 

Police booked a number of people who defied the prohibitory orders and conducted the Friday prayers, the officials stated. 

Officials also lodged FIR against people who assembled in the Jamia Masjid Chattergul in the Ganderbal district located in Central Kashmir for offering Friday prayers. 

They further added that an FIR was also lodged for the same reasons in the Shopian district in south Kashmir. 

As per the statement, prayers were conducted in the village of Pandushan that is located in Shopian on Friday, which put the lives of several villagers in danger. 

A Pandushan resident, Maulvi Abdul Ghani Thoker, was booked by the police for conducting the prayers. There were 4 other people who also organised the prayer assembly.

Police officials also arrested 6 persons from Hajin located in the Bandipora district of north Kashmir. 

 

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