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.
Governor Satya Pal Malik said: "There has been relaxation from day before and yesterday. People went for shopping and bought essentials. Today also people offered prayers. It is our responsibility that people do not face any problem. We are ensuring that no person face any problem. There are just couple of places where protest happened with handful of people. Everywhere namaaz was offered."
He then added to those stating that situation is not normal in the valley: "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. We have opened all the hospitals for them. If a single one has suffered any injury due to firing, you tell me. Only if violence was too much in an incident there pellet injury was suffered by 4 boys that too in legs. I urge Rahul Gandhi to come and visit the state. I will send him a plane to visit the state. When you come and see only then you speak. The day this bill was debated in the Parliament, you party members were speaking rubbish, you should be embarrassed. They don't know what is concentration camp."
Meanwhile, 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.
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.