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Bukhari becomes first mainstream leader to visit historic Jamia mosque in old city since 1990s

Bukhari becomes first mainstream leader to visit historic Jamia mosque in old city since 1990s

Srinagar, May 6 (UNI) Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari on Monday became the first top mainstream politician in the last three decades who went inside the historic Jamia Mosque in old Srinagar.

Jamia mosque- situated at Nowhatta in Srinagar’s old city was once known for the stone-throwing protests. Thousands of people congregate here for prayers, especially on Fridays and major Islamic festivals. The Friday prayers are led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat chairman.

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