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Wakaf board suspends prayers in shrines

Wakaf board suspends prayers in shrines
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Says holy relics won’t be displayed on ensuing Mehraj-ul-Alam celebrations

Srinagar: As a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakaf Board on Saturday announced the suspension of regular prayers in shrines and mosques affiliated with it.
In an order issued by Chief Executive of the J&K Wakaf Board, displaying of Holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on ensuing Mehraj-ul-Alam (SA) celebrations on Monday, have been also suspended.
“In view of the outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), declared as “Pandemic” by the World Health Organizations and as preventive measure to contain the spread of the virus in Kashmir Valley and subsequent the imposition of restrictions under Section 144 Crpc by the District Administration concerned,
It is hereby ordered to suspend regular prayers in shrines / mosques affiliated with the Wakaf Board and displaying of Holy Relic on the occasion of Mehrai-ul-Alam(SA) celebrations,” reads the order.
The board has urged district magistrates of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Budgam, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramullah and Kupwara to provide necessary Police assistance to Controllers and Administrators of the Shrines and mosques affiliated with the Wakaf Board to strictly implement the provisions of the Section 144 in and around the mosque and shrine. (GNS)


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