On Friday in Srinagar, a dispute emerged as disturbances arose at the city’s Jamia Masjid, with certain men apparently yelling “Azadi” chants. During the season of Ramzan, it was the first communal prayer performed in the big mosque.
Jamia Masjid has just recently reopened for ceremonies after being closed for over 2 years due to Covid-19.
People familiar with the situation reported that after Friday prayers, a bunch of young males inside the mosque yelled the remarks. The confrontations eventually came to an end, and the crowd departed.
The debate arises at a time when security officers and migrant laborers have been targeted in the Valley.