Srinagar, Dec. 6 -- A view of locked historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar on Friday.

SRINAGAR - No congregational prayers were offered at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid for the 18th consecutive Friday since the Centre announced the abrogation of Article 370 provisions on August 5 the longest curb on the grand mosque of Kashmir in the recent memory, officials said.

"The restrictions on the prayers are still in place and we have not been allowed to offer prayers at the Jamia Masjid," said an official of the Jamia Masjid Auqaf - the managing committee of the mosque.

He said police locked the main gates of the grand mosque and did not allow the congregational prayers or even purification of the Jamia Masjid.

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