Jammu & Kashmir: Eid al-Adha prayers are peaceful so far: According to the police official, Eid al-Adha prayers at various mosques in the Kashmir Valley were concluded without any violence on Monday morning. Earlier on Sunday, the authorities said that the people will be allowed to visit neighborhood mosques to offer prayers.
However, as per the officials, large gatherings were prohibited in any part of the Valley on Monday. Also, Eid prayers were not allowed at major mosques.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police took to Twitter to confirm the current situation of the state. The police wrote, “#Eid #prayers concluded #peacefully in various parts of the #valley. No untoward incident reported so far.”
According to the reports, the authorities have also distributed sweets at various mosques. Also, the restrictions were eased in the Valley to allow people to shop for the festival on the auspicious eve of Eid al-Adha,
However, the usual hustle and bustle of the Eid al-Adha festival was missing in the Valley where normal life has also been disturbed following heavy security deployment, restrictions on movement and curtailing of communication links after the prohibition of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019.
As per the officials, the district administrations are constantly reviewing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and are doing their best to minimise the inconvenience caused to people during the restrictions imposed on movement. They further added that the government has also made arrangements for availability of adequate food and other essential items across the Kashmir Valley and special measures are being taken to even deliver certain goods at people’s doorsteps.
The officials said that currently, the government’s top priority is to maintain peace and prevent any casualty and mischief in Jammu and Kashmir
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the President Ram Nath Kovind declared the abrogation of special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 following a Parliamentary approval in the Modi government’s proposal. While on Saturday, he gave assent to a bill passed by the Parliament for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories which are Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which will come into existence on October 31.