In order to control the spread of Covid 19, J&K police today arrested 14 persons who were offering Zuhar (afternoon) prayers in Gade Mohalla Masjid in south Kashmir’s Awantipora.
"Despite clear orders of District Magistrate Pulwama as well as various announcements made by Awantipora Police for offering prayers at home only. Today during patrolling, police found 14 persons have assembled at Gade Mohalla Masjid for prayers. Once they came out of Masjid they were arrested and taken to police Station for legal action," said an official.
Case FIR number 38/2020 under section 188,270 IPC stands registered at Police Station Awantipora. "People of police District Awantipora are requested to follow various Government advisories to control the spread of Covid 19," he said.
Police have requested people to stay inside their respective homes and offer prayers at their homes.