NSA Ajit Doval conducts aerial survey of the Kashmir Valley to take stock of the security situation.
As the state of Jammu and Kashmir celebrates Eid-al-Adha, together with the security forces and government's constant updates about the normal situation in various districts, Governor Satya Pal Malik spoke to Republic TV.
"There is no communal angle in it. 370 is for everyone. Nowhere is there or was there a communal angle. Not in Leh, not on Kargil, not in Poonch, not in Srinagar, nowhere in the state. Second the attempts made by foreign press, we have warned them as well."
The serene visuals encapsulated the bird's eye view of Srinagar, as the Azaan (call for prayer) resonated across the city wherein the festival was celebrated across various mosques without any reported violence.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh extends warm greetings and good wishes to people of Jammu And Kashmir on the occasion of Eid
People come out in good numbers to pray on Eid in JammuAndKashmir Prayers concluded at prominent mosques in Srinagar and Shopian.
NSA Ajit Doval celebrates Eid with locals in Srinagar. To hold a briefing later in the day.
The festival of Eid is being celebrated peacefully in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, together with the security forces. This is the first Eid celebrated in the state after abrogation of Article 370. Even as opposition claimed that people of the valley is going through brutality by the forces, pictures, videos and updates from the government suggests otherwise.
As Eid-al-Adha is being celebrated nationwide, NSA Ajit Doval is in Srinagar to celebrate the festival with the locals. Doval who is in the state to review security situation after Article 370 has abrogated, will meet the locals. He will later brief the media. The government has been issuing statements, videos and pictures of normalcy in the state even as the Opposition continues to accuse that abrogation of special status of the state has brought life to halt in the valley.
The Kashmir Zone Police on the occasion of Eid said that there had been no untoward incident so far as the festival is being celebrated peacefully.
Greeting people on Eid al-Adha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hoped that the festival will further the spirit of peace and happiness in the society.
Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, is being celebrated on Monday. "My best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. I hope it furthers the spirit of peace and happiness in our society. Eid Mubarak!," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.
Information received from the Home Ministry on August 12 stated that Eid prayers were offered peacefully in the district of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore. It also said that approximately 10,000 people were present to offer prayers at Jamia Masjid in Baramulla. The Home Ministry also shared pictures of CRPF jawans and Jammu and Kashmir Police sharing sweets and smiles with the locals on the occasion of Eid.
Republic TV has been live from the various parts of the state where people have been celebrating Eid. Visuals show security officials distributing sweets and celebrating the festivities with people. "Everything is peaceful. The restriction have eased and there has been lot of improvement in public and transport movement," Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday night said the situation in the state was peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported in last one week. "There has been no untoward incident barring minor stone-pelting which was dealt with on the spot and was nipped in the bud," Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh told PTI. Another cop also shared a drone video that showed normalcy in various districts of the state.