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Govt allowed Friday prayers in Jamia due to pressure: Omar
SRINAGAR, Aug 4: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the state government allowed prayers in Jamia Masjid only after traders issued a threat to go on an indefinite strike if the prayers were not allowed in the grand mosque.

“The threat of the local traders that they would go on an indefinite shutdown is what forced the government to allow prayers today," Omar wrote on his Twitter handle. Yesterday, shopkeepers and other businessmen from the area protested and threatened to launch agitation if they were not allowed offer Friday prayers and business in the Jamia Market and adjoining areas, which remained under restrictions, particularly on every Friday for the past more than a month.

News Updated at : Saturday, August 5, 2017
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