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Srinagar, December 2

All Parties Hurriyat Conference  chairman and chief cleric of Kashmir

has been  released from the house arrest, and he would be addressing Friday congregational prayers  at Jamia Masjid after 20 weeks.

Hundreds of devotees have gathered at Jamia Masjid to  offer prayers and hear the chief cleric at the historic mosque, which was shut  until  last Friday  because of the unrest. The jubilant crowds  gathered to  receive the Mirwaiz.


The authorities had clamped incessant curfew in Nowhata  area of the down town where the grand mosque is located  to prevent trouble, which had gripped many parts of the Valley following the killing of  Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen commander Burhan Wani  on July 8 ( also Friday).

Mirwaiz and other leaders in Kashmir had  taken the PDP-BJP government to task  for  closing down of the mosque and  denial of prayers to the devotees. Friday  prayers hold a special place in the religious duties of Muslims.

Kashmir is an exclusively Muslim  populated  Valley, though there is a minor fraction of minorities.

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