Kashmiris Celebrates Eid Under Severe Restrictions

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Jammu and Kashmir streets wear a deserted look on Monday as Eid-Al-Adha celebrations took place under severe security restrictions especially in Srinagar. Eid prayers have not been allowed in most mosques in Srinagar where curfew-like curbs were re-imposed on Sunday amid fear of violence.

The photos shared by the government shows that Eid prayers were held in smaller mosques in neighbourhoods.

According to officials, politicians including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti who have been under arrest since last week would be allowed to offer prayers in nearby mosques.

Officials further informed that tough restrictions returned as sporadic clashes took place in Srinagar after security was eased on Saturday.

Principal Secretary, Planning and Commission, Rohit Kansal on Sunday said that people in Srinagar had come out in large numbers to shop for Eid on Sunday before the restrictions were back. He also said that arrangements were being made to facilitate transport for people.

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