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“Avoid gathering at mosques and shrines”, Waqf Board.




The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board Mufti Muhammad Farid ud din has made a fervent appeal to the Imams of Masjids and Shrines affiliated with the Board to permit only minimum number of people and devotees for prayer in view of huge spike in Covid-19 Positive cases in J&K.


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He said that thousands of persons are testing covid-19 positive on a daily basis which has made administration take this tough decisions.

The Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board on 28th April 2021, Wednesday appealed to people to avoid gatherings at mosques and shrines ( Masjid and Dargah) amid the covid surge.

Prayers at the historic Jama Masjid in the heart of Srinagar were suspended on Wednesday in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid — the managing body of the grand mosque — said in a statement that police officials visited the mosque in the morning asking the management to suspend all congregational prayers as Section 144 was in force in the city from Wednesday.

“In view of the rapid spread of covid-19, although all SOPs were being strictly adhered to during prayers, Anjuman has decided to suspend all congregational prayers at the mosque for the time being for the safety of namazis,” said the statement.

The CEO requested people to avoid assembling in large numbers during prayer times and play a responsible role in containment of virus spread. He asked people to pray at home at least for now, till covid situation is getting worse.

He asked people to pray at home in this deadly pandemic, saying, it was an alarming situation as thousands of positive cases are reported every day.

He said despite many endeavours by governments across the world, this virus continues to consume precious lives.

In this regard, it is imperative for the people to follow guidelines religiously and cooperate with the administration so that lives can be saved, he added.

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Jammu Kashmir – Three militants killed, one surrendered in Shopian, Operation is still on




In a brush between militants and security in the Shopian district of Jammu And Kashmir, 3 militants were encountered by the security. One militant has surrendered. His name is said to be Taufik Ahmed. According to the News Agency ANI the search operation is still on. It was said that the brush has started in Kanigam of the Shopian district and that some militants have been cordoned by the security forces.
Before this, Jammu Kashmir had informed that Shopian where the brush is currently happening, Al Badr hired four militants have been cordoned off. According to the Police, they are trying their best that the militants surrender their themselves along with their weapons.


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Last month the security forces had arrested a militant belonging to the Al BADR group seizing weapons and gunpowder. The militant was identified as Gulzar Ahmed Bhatt, resident of Bathpora Arvani Anantnag.

Security Forces had attained great success in March in Sapore of the the Baramula district. In the brush between the militants and the security forces, the latter had encountered the divisional commander Ganai Khwaja of the militant group Al Badr. Weapons and loads of gunpowder were seized from the killed militant.

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Authorities refute rumours about ‘complete’ lockdown in THIS district




District administration Shopian on Wednesday refuted rumours about a complete COVID-19 lockdown in the district.


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The District Information Centre Shopian tweeted thai afternoon that only some localities of Shopian town had been declared as micro containment zones while rest areas shall operate as per SOPs issued by the authorities.

“Some Mohallas of the town #Shopian have been declared as micro containment zones. Rest shall operate as per SOPs issued by SEC/SDMA.

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31 more COVID-19 deaths reported in J&K




At least 31 more people succumbed to COVID-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 2489, officials said on Wednesday.


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Report said that eighteen of the fresh deaths were reported at GMC Jammu while the rest 13 occurred in various hospitals of Kashmir.

Among others, an 85-year-old man from Shivpora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, a day after he was admitted there, the officials said.

They said a 55-year-old woman from Chinad Delina died at Indoor Stadium Khawajabagh Baramulla , two days after admitted to the newly set up health facility.

A 65-year-old man from Nowgam died at SMHS Hospital, two days after he was admitted, they said.

A 65-year-old man from Gulshan Abad Noor Bagh died six days after he was admitted at SMHS hospital, added the officials.

Besides, a 26-year-old man from UP, presently putting up in Habba Kadal died at SMHS hospital, five days after he was admitted.

A 50-year-old woman from Khanyar Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, a day after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 70-year-old man from Safa Kadal Srinagar died at JLNM hospital, a day after he was admitted there.

An 82-year-old woman Sonwar Srinagar died a fortnight after she was admitted to a hospital here.

A 65-year-old woman from Aalochi Bagh died 12 days she was admitted to the SMHS hospital.

A 75-year-old from Nowpora Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Alamgari Bazar died at SKIMS Soura with four days of their admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 62-year-old from Sarnal and one more patients died at GMC Anantnag, days after they were admitted there.

Officials further infirmed that a 50-year-old woman from Zafron colony Pampora died hours after she was admitted to SMHS hospital.

With these deaths, 1024 people have died due to the virus in Jammu division and 1465 succumbed in Kashmir valley so far, they added.

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