Tight security in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Eid celebrations
Srinagar : A tight security has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir a day ahead of Eid celebrations even as restrictions were eased in some parts on Sunday.
Some markets, ATMs and banks remained on Sunday to ensure people get the essentials things for the celebration of the festival.
Two media reports claimed that the security has been beefed up in the area. A NDTV report said that police vehicles were seen making announcements asking people to return to their homes. News Agency Reuters claimed that there were more number of police vehicles on the roads.
While, some claimed that the restrictions have been reimposed in Jammu and Kashmir, there is no official confirmation or communication on this.
“I am conscious of the fact it needs a lot more for a normal and enjoyable Eid. We are trying to reduce inconveniences and ease facilities. Just had an elaborate meeting with Imaams for prayer arrangements,” Srinagar district magistrate Shahid Choudhary tweeted.
Restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir before the Centre announced scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – J&K and Ladakh.
Authorities said that while there were reports of sporadic protests, no violence was reported anywhere in the Valley. “Everything is peaceful. The restrictions have eased and there has been lot of improvement in public and transport movement,” Choudhary said.