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Muted Eid celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir amid severe restrictions

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Today is Eid ul Adha. Eid is being celebrated all over the country. People are offering namaz and giving greetings to Eid by hugging each other. On the other hand, on the occasion of Eid, the security forces in the valley are completely ready. Roads in Jammu and Kashmir looked deserted on Monday as Eid al-Azha is being observed in Srinagar under tight security restrictions. According to the report, Eid Namaz was not allowed in most of the major mosques of Srinagar. According to the photographs shared by the government, Eid prayers were held in small mosques in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted that Eid prayers were peaceful.

On the other hand, while sharing the photo of people distributing sweets after Namaz, Home Ministry spokesperson Vasudha Gupta tweeted, ‘Eid Namaz was performed in all the local mosques of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore without any exorbitant incident. Nearly 10,000 people offered prayers at the Jamia Mosque in the old city of Baramulla.

Let us know that since the government’s abolition of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories, a large part of the state has been under security lockdown since last week. Now Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will be made two union territories.

On Sunday, people came out in large numbers to Eid shopping in Srinagar before the security ban was withdrawn. Earlier, Planning Commission Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal told that ‘People shopped for Eid in large numbers. A large number of people had left their homes. We are trying to facilitate such people who want to go to Srinagar to meet their people. He said that transport facilities are being arranged for the people.

At the same time, sources said that after this, police vehicles were seen making announcements on loudspeakers and people were asked to return to their homes. At the same time, shopkeepers were also appealed to close the shops. Explain that thousands of security personnel are deployed in the Kashmir Valley and the phone and internet services have still not been restored.

Officials said that in view of Eid, six mandis / markets were built in Srinagar city and 2.5 lakh sheep were made available to the people. Vehicles were arranged to transport vegetables, gas cylinders, chickens and eggs etc. to the people’s homes. 

 

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