Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday “strongly denounced” a ban on Eid prayer gatherings by Indian authorities in certain areas of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a phone call with Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas earlier today, PM Shehbaz reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue to extend moral, political, and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until they get the right to self-determination, a report by Radio Pakistan said.
According to Indian online news portal The Print, authorities did not allow Eid prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area of Srinagar after the management committee refused to accept the conditions posed by the administration.
The administration had asked the management committee to hold the prayers before 7 am and give an undertaking for maintaining peace and order during and after the congregation.
Meanwhile, Hindustan Times reported that no prayers were held on Tuesday even at the Srinagar Eidgah, where thousands of people typically converge for Eid prayers.
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