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Peaceful Eid prayers in Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir

Peaceful Eid prayers in Kashmir

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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.

Eid prayers at various mosques in the Valley concluded without any violence, police said.

The authorities had on Sunday said people will be allowed to visit neighbourhood mosques to offer prayers.

Large gatherings, however, were not allowed in any part of the Valley, an official said on Monday.

'#Eid #prayers concluded #peacefully in various parts of the #valley. No untoward incident reported so far, the  Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a tweet.

Reports suggested authorities distributed sweets at various mosques.

On the eve of Eid al-Adha, restrictions were eased in the Valley to allow people to shop for the festival.

However, the usual hustle and bustle missing in the Valley where normal life has been paralysed following heavy security deployment, restrictions on movement and curtailing of communication links.

The district administrations are constantly reviewing the situation in the state  and doing their best to minimise the inconvenience to people.

The government has also made arrangements for availability of adequate food and other essential items across the  Valley and steps are being taken to even deliver certain goods at people's doorsteps, another official said.

The government's top priority is to maintain peace and prevent any casualty and mischief in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

The President,Mr.  Ram Nath Kovind, had  on Wednesday declared the abrogation of special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 following a Parliamentary approval in the Modi government's proposal.