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Work on to restore Srinagar mosque after 250 years

Srinagar : The restoration work at the historic Jamia Masjid began here on Tuesday after a gap of 250 years.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the Anjuman-e-Auqaf or mosque management, tweeted that to begin with restoration of the heritage minarets had been taken up under the supervision of experts.

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The Mirwaiz delivers his weekly congregational sermon on Friday at the mosque, which was built by Sultan Sikander Shahmiri in 1394.

Prayers at the mosque were disallowed during the Sikh rule in Kashmir from 1820 to 1846.

—IANS

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