Jammu and Kashmir – Curfew Eased For Eid And Friday Prayers


The curfew in Jammu and Kashmir was eased and internet and communication services were restored, in the wake of Eid and Friday prayers.

Although the curfew was partially lifted, the 48,000 troops deployed in Jammu and Kashmir are still on alert and on duty for the security of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.

The curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the Government of India (GoI) announced the revocation of Article 370 in the State.

According to sources, the gates of Jama Masjid in Srinagar are still shut, restricting the prayers in the main masjid.  The residents were asked to pray in smaller mosques in the interiors. It is said the restrictions will be reduced if the Friday prayers take place peacefully, without any trouble.

Dilbag Singh, the Chief of Police of Jammu and Kashmir, said, “People are allowed to pray within their neighbourhood, there is no restriction on that.”  He further added, “But they should not venture out of their local area.”

Although the Central Government eased the curfew, political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir like Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah are still under custody to avoid any kind of protest.

Satyapal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, assured the people of the State the restrictions would be reduced for today’s Friday prayers and Eid next week.

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is currently peaceful, but the Army officials are still on high alert to avoid disputes or protests.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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