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J-K: Prayers offered peacefully, no "untoward incident" says MHA

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Amid tense situations in Jammu and Kashmir after the state's special status was scrapped, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday said namaz was offered peacefully at mosques on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, and no "untoward incident" was reported.

"Info from various districts in #JammuAndKashmir #Eid prayers offered peacefully in all local mosques of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore, without any untoward incident. Jamia masjid old town Baramulla witnessed approx 10,000 people offering prayers," MHA Spokesperson tweeted.

The Spokesperson said that people came out in good numbers to pray on Eid at prominent mosques in Srinagar and Shopian.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said the situation in the state has remained normal after the partial relaxation in the curfew by the administration yesterday and today.

"The situation in the state has remained normal so far. No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere so far," the tweet by the official handle of the J-K Police read.

Section 144 was imposed in the backdrop of whittling down of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs--Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Ahead of announcing the decision to abolish Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the central government had deployed additional military troops to control any possible untoward incident.

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First Published: Mon, August 12 2019. 17:48 IST