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Curfew lifted in J&K for Friday prayers

August 10, 2019

The situation is expected to get back to normal in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days. Curfew was lifted yesterday for some time to let the people take part in the Friday prayers.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under a lock down for security reasons after the revocation of Article 370 by the central government. Phone services and internet that had been blocked earlier were partially restored in parts of the valley.

As per reports, the doors of the main mosque in Srinagar, the Jama Masjid were not opened, however, prayers were held in smaller mosques while thousands of security personnel remained deployed across the state to ensure law and order.

In his address to the nation, PM Narendra Modi said on Thursday, "People won't face any difficulty in celebrating Eid.

Schools have reopened in Kathua yesterday. People have been flying into Srinagar to be with their families on Eid.

"The government is providing every possible help to our friends who live outside Jammu and Kashmir and want to go back for Eid," PM Modi said.

Around 400 local politicians of J&K remain in custody as a precautionary step. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja who had flown to J&K were detained at the Srinagar airport yesterday and denied entry into the city.

CPIM party tweeted," .@SitaramYechury has being detained at Srinagar Airport and not allowed to move anywhere. This despite the fact that he had informed the administration about his visit to meet CPIM MLA MY Tarigami who is not well & other party workers. We strongly protest this illegal detention."

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