Curfew imposed in Kashmir valley on Eid

The Jammu and Kashmir state administration on Tuesday banned gatherings at popular mosques and imposed curfew in all ten districts in the Kashmir valley. The decision comes in the wake of death of two people in clashes across the valley, which took place after morning prayers of Eid.

One death was reported during clashes with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district as well.

The army has been asked to be on standby, in case there is a fresh episode of outbreak of violence. The valley has been witnessing unrest for  the past two and a half months, leading to the death of 75 people.

The curfew will be enforced from midnight and in addition to this, the army has been placed at different points.

This is the first time that a curfew has been imposed on the day of Eid.

The army has deployed drones and choppers to keep the situation under control.

Further, the government has shutdown internet services of all telecom networks and mobile networks apart from BSNL for the next three days.

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