Srinagar, Jan 12: — In a heartfelt gesture to address the prevailing dry spell and its multifaceted impacts on the Kashmir region, Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid organized a special Istisqa prayer following the Friday congregation. A significant turnout witnessed a multitude of people congregating to fervently pray for divine mercy and blessings.The call for prayers resonated across various religious establishments, including mosques, dargahs, shrines, and imambaras throughout Kashmir. Religious leaders and scholars, while addressing the congregations, stressed the importance of seeking forgiveness and invoking Allah’s benevolence during these trying times.An official statement issued by Anjuman Auqaf highlighted the dire situation, pointing out the detrimental effects of the prolonged drought on vital sectors such as agriculture and horticulture. Additionally, the region’s winter tourism sector, a significant source of livelihood for many, faces unprecedented challenges due to the prevailing weather conditions.Moreover, the adverse effects of the dry spell have extended to public health, with dwindling water reservoirs exacerbating concerns about water scarcity and resulting in various health-related issues among the populace.Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Anjuman Auqaf urged the Kashmiri community to unite in prayer, seeking Almighty Allah’s mercy and blessings. The collective prayer initiative underscores the community’s resilience and faith, emphasizing the shared hope for relief from the ongoing challenges.