Thousands across J&K offer prayers on Ramadan's last Friday

Jammu/Srinagar: Thousand of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir offered prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan today. Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Jamia Masjid in old Srinagar's Nowhatta and at the Hazratbal Shrine to offer prayers. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti joined other devotees at the shrine for the prayers. People from most parts of Srinagar city and its outskirts came out in large numbers despite sweltering heat to offer prayers at the Jamia Masjid and other main mosques in the city. Large congregations were held at all other major towns and cities in the Valley and the Jammu region. In Jammu city, the main Friday congregation was held at the Eidgah on the Residency Road. Reports of large Friday prayer congregations have come in from Rajouri, Poo nch and Doda districts of Jammu region. The holy month of Ramadan ends on July 6.  Depending on the appearance of the moon, the Eid festival is likely to be celebrated on July 7.