Srinagar, August 9: Residents of Jammu and Kashmir offered Friday prayers at a mosque in Srinagar. The Centre today gave partial relaxation in the curfew which was imposed after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status of the status. The relaxation comes ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, which will be celebrated by the on August 12. Jammu & Kashmir: Phone Services, Internet Partially Restored Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha Celebrations, Say Reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an address to the nation on Thursday assured the people that residents of the Kashmir Valley would not face any inconvenience during Eid celebrations. Pm Modi had said, “Government will ensure a safe environment for smooth celebrations of the festival.”
Video of People Offering Prayers at a Mosque in Srinagar:
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Phone services and the internet have also partially been restored in the Valley. The entire Valley has come to a standstill due to curfew. Earlier this week, the Modi government diluted the Article 370 by scrapping due to which the Jammu and Kashmir lost its special status. UN Chief Invokes Shimla Agreement, Calls for 'Maximum Restraint' on Kashmir.
Parliament also passed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 dividing the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. However, the government reiterated that the UT status to Jammu and Kashmir would be temporary. Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislative assembly, while there will be no legislature in Ladakh.