Srinagar, Mar 21 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board on Saturday announced suspension of regular prayers in Shrines and Mosques affiliated to it, as a preventive measure to contain spread of COVID-19.
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), in an order issued by the Chief Executive of J&K Waqf Board, displaying of Holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) celebrations on Monday.
“In view of the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), declared as “Pandemic” by the World Health Organization 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 Waqf Board and displaying of Holy Relic (Peace be Upon Him) on the occasion of Mehraj-ul-Alam (SAW) celebrations”, reads order copy issued to media.
The board 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.
It is pertinent to mention that after spread of COVID-19 scare across J&K, authorities imposed section 144 in all districts and suspended public transport, public meetings and gatherings and asked people to maintain social distance to contain the epidemic. (KNS)