India let Muslims walk to mosques in Kashmir

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August 12, 2019

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India let Muslims walk to mosques in Kashmir

Photo: AP

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SRINAGAR: Troops in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival on Monday.

Hundreds of worshipers gathered on a street in a neighborhood in Srinagar after the prayers.

All communications and the internet remained cut off for an eighth day. The streets were deserted, with authorities not allowing any large groups to gather to avoid anti-India protests.

Kashmir police said in a tweet that Eid festival prayers “concluded peacefully in various parts of the (Kashmir) Valley. No untoward incident reported so far.” Independent verification of events in the region was difficult because of the communications shutdown.

(Agencies)

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