Seeking to tighten its grip on the contested region, the Indian government this week withdrew the state's right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there.
Indian authorities will ease a curfew in troubled Kashmir so that the Muslim-majority population can go to Friday prayers, the region's police chief told AFP.
Imams have been asked to recite only two verses of the Holy Quran and the prayers should not exceed 10 minutes.
Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that mosques would no longer accept worshippers for the customary five daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayer, in exceptional measures intended to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Mosques will be authorised to open 20 minutes before Friday prayers and should close 20 minutes after they finish, state TV said on Twitter, citing the ministry of Islamic affairs.
The Health Ministry said that social distancing and precautionary measures would be applicable.
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The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) said that the decision came after setting a set of controls and procedures to be followed by worshippers.
Authorities said mosques in each emirate would open for Friday prayers provided they abide by the COVID-19 precautionary protocols.