Srinagar: Two and a half months have passed since the lockdown in Kashmir. The 600-year-old Jama Masjid which is the biggest mosque of the valley wore a deserted look on the 11th consecutive Friday. The Jama Masjid was locked since the scrapping of Article 370 on August 5 to avoid large congregations it is known to draw, especially on Friday.\n\n\n\nThousands of Muslims are being\ndeprived of the congregational prayer and Friday sermon. In fresh restrictions imposed\nin the Kashmir, authorities have restricted free moving of people towards the\nhistoric masjid. Security was further intensified on Friday and a large number\nof security forces were deployed inside and outside the masjid so that no\ndevotee could enter the masjid for prayer.\n\n\n\nChairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz\nUmar Farooq is in detention since August 5, who used to deliver special sermon\nbefore Friday prayer.