COVID-19: Waqf suspends all religious activities

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Srinagar: As a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus virus in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakaf Board on Saturday announced 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.

“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 (PBW) on the occasion of Mehrai-ul-Alam(SA) celebrations,” reads the order.

The board District Magistrate has urged the district magistrates of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Budgam, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla 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 Section 144 CrpC in and around the mosque and shrine. (GNS)

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