Article 370 Jammu Kashmir news: The turbulence in Jammu and Kashmir is evident with the Centre re-imposing curfew hours after it declared measures adopted to restore normalcy in the state. On Friday, the restrictions in the valley were eased a bit for the people to offer prayers peacefully, however, this resulted in massive demonstrations from locals and subsequent counter by the security forces as they resorted to tear gas and pellets to shun the protestors. Though no such incident was reported by the mainstream media, and it was Reuters that underlined the Friday ruckus between the locals and the forces.
There have been several reports on ruckus in the valley which can’t be found on mainstream papers. The BJP-led Centre in response rejected reports by Reuters and others that claimed casualties. The Centre termed the reports fabricated asserting that the situation has been under control barring a few incidents of stone-pelting.
On the eve of Eid, the government had, in fact, listed measures to restore normalcy in the state, however, it soon seemed disguise when it re-imposed curfew in Srinagar.
Today, on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha the celebrations are taking place with a muted silence. In Srinagar, people cannot offer prayers in most of the mosques due to re-imposition of Section 144. Though they have been allowed to offer prayers in neighbourhood mosques.
As far as the regional party leaders are concerned, National Conference’s Omar Abdullah and People Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti have been allowed to pray in smaller mosques.
The state administration had eased restrictions for Friday prayers which was followed by demonstrations by locals against the security forces. The forces, in response, had used pellets and tear gas to restrain the angry mob.