Gilgit, April 16: The GB government and security forces have sealed two central mosques in Gilgit city. The Shia and Sunni communities have been asked to either replace the Central Khateebs, or assure the government in writing that the mosques will not be used for spreading messages of hate. Leader of Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamat and Khateeb of the Jama Masjid has also been placed under house arrest.
Both the Shia and Sunni communities have protested against the sealing of the central mosques. Government maintains that the step had to be taken because the mosques have been misused in the past, an allegation both communities negate.