Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, was observed by most of the faithful in Kashmir by praying inside their homes as per the government orders.
Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, which would witness a gathering of nearly one lakh on Jumatul-Vida every year, wore a deserted look in view of the government orders which bans congregation at religious places.
Jumatul-Vida prayers were also not offered at any of the major shrines or mosques including Hazratbal along the banks of Dal Lake.
The Masjids and shrines remained locked from last over two months now following the directions by the government to prevent spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
The religious places also remained closed for the devotees on the Lailaul-tul-Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr.
At least 20 people have died due to COVID-19 and over 1400 people infected in Jammu and Kashmir.
The government today eased restrictions in some areas and people were seen buying essentials throughout the days.