Jammu & Kashmir celebrates Eid after revocation of special status

The Jammu and Kashmir administration had eased the prohibitory orders in Kashmir Valley for the past few days for the people to make purchases for Eid.

Published: 12th August 2019 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2019 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

Srinagar Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar

Srinagar Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar (PTI photo)

By IANS

SRINAGAR: Amid massive security arrangements, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday marked its first Eid after the revocation of its special status, even as the state administration held a meeting with local clerics to oversee prayer arrangements and ensure peaceful celebrations.

On Sunday, a meeting was held between clerics and the Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Swayam Prakash Pani and Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary to ensure a peaceful and smooth Eid.

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Choudhary, who visited some of the mosques and grounds where prayers will be offered, said he was trying to reduce inconvenience and ease facilities.

He also said that more than 250 ATMs have been made functional in Srinagar and bank branches were also open. Baseer Khan said the administration was doing everything to ensure a peaceful Eid. The Jammu and Kashmir administration had eased the prohibitory orders in Kashmir Valley for the past few days for the people to make purchases for Eid.

In the valley, people thronged the market places during the six hours of relaxation provided for purchases before Eid-al-Adha also known as Bakr Eid.

In his speech to the nation on August 9 post the revocation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured that the people of the state would not face any trouble in celebrating Eid and that the situation in the valley will return to normal gradually.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under lockdown since the government on August 5 abrogated Article 370, and has divided the state into two union territories.

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