Owiasi questions Manoj Sinha, when cinema halls have been opened in Shopian and Pulwama, why the Srinagar Jamia Masjid is shut every Friday
Srinagar: Countering “shut” Jamia Masjid claims made by AIMIMS Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Srinagar Police said that Owaisi is far away from the truth and the Masjid is “fully open.” They also said that only on 3 occasions post-covid the Masjid remained shut.
Srinagar Police Tweeted, “Jamia is fully opened. Only on 3 occasions post-covid, it was temporarily shut for Friday noon prayers owing to inputs of terror attack and law and order situation. This was after Jamia authorities failed to take responsibility for happenings inside. Staying far is no excuse for ignorance.”
This was out after Owaisi had tweeted questioning the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, when cinema halls have been opened in Shopian and Pulwama, why the Srinagar Jamia Masjid is shut every Friday.
Jamia is fully opened,only on 3 occasions post-covid,it was temporarily shut for friday noon prayers owing to inputs of terror attack /law & order situation.This was after Jamia authorities failed to take responsibility of happenings inside. Staying far is no excuse of ignorance. https://t.co/wqicG3oAr2
— Srinagar Police (@SrinagarPolice) September 20, 2022
Earlier on Tuesday,
Manoj Sinha inaugurated the first-of-its-kind multiplex in Kashmir after cinemas were shut down in the region in the 1990s, in Shivpora locality of Srinagar district.
This multiplex, which has a capacity of 520 people is designed by INOX with the latest technology. With the opening of the multiplex, in Srinagar, Kashmiris will get a chance to see movies on the big screen after more than three decades. “Providing health infrastructure, employment, quality education to the youths and to empower them is our priority,” Sinha said adding “these types of initiatives will not only help in generating employment but also provide social security to our youths,” LG said.
Chairman of the project, and Owner Vijay Dhar, thanking the LG of J-K, said, “This was a project of passion. My happiness has no limits. We are thankful for LG sir to have inaugurated the Multiplex. Every work is 100 per cent complete. We will have a special screening for Lal Singh Chaddha. 1st of October the multiplex will open for locals.”
The Kashmiri handicrafts ‘khatamband’ and ‘papier mache’ have been used in the cinema hall, which stands out.
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