Indian-Controlled Kashmir Celebrates Eid Amid Tight Restrictions

Posted on August 12, 2019 9:59 am

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Residents in Indian-controlled Kashmir offered prayers at neighborhood mosques on the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, but curfew-like restrictions muted festivities in the region that has been in virtual lockdown since New Delhi revoked the area’s autonomy last week.

Authorities maintained that one of the most important festivals of the year in Muslim-majority Kashmir took place peacefully.

As the main mosque in the capital, Srinagar, the Jama Masjid, long a focal point for separatist protests, remained off limits, residents offered prayers at small mosques.

Jamia Masjid is locked during restrictions ahead of Eid-al-Adha after India scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir,