Srinagar, Jan 11 -* As the Kashmir valley faces an alarming drought-like situation, the Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid has urged the public to participate in the ‘Salatul Istisqa’ prayer at the central mosque. The primary aim is to seek divine intervention for an end to the prolonged dry spell that has gripped the region.In an official statement, the Anjuman Auqaf emphasized the importance of seeking divine forgiveness during these challenging times. “It’s imperative to turn to Allah, seeking His mercy and guidance through prayers,” the organization stated.Scheduled for January 12, 2024, the ‘Salatul Istisqa’ will follow the Friday prayers at the Central Jama Masjid in Srinagar. The Anjuman Auqaf has urged the community, including imams, scholars, religious leaders, and the general Muslim populace, to actively participate in this collective prayer for repentance and forgiveness.The organization’s statement resonated with a call for both individual and collective prayers across mosques and religious institutions in Kashmir. As the region grapples with the severe dry spell, the initiative aims to unify the community in seeking divine relief from the prevailing adverse weather conditions.