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After protest broken up, Kashmir region prepares for Eid festival

On Saturday, it was said by the resident that, as the crippling curfew has been eased by the authorities in order to let the Himalayan region prepare for a major Muslim festival, big queues has formed outside the cash machines and food stores in the main city of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Moreover they added that, tremendous numbers of troops stayed in the city a day after security forces used tear gas to to break up a demonstration by about 8,000 people against the step of the government to cancel the autonomy of Kashmir.

The Eid-ul-Azha celebration on Monday lingers as the following huge test for the week-old Indian lockdown in the Muslim-greater part district, where the government has finished decades-old rights to property and employments for nearby Kashmiris.

In order to prevent unrest over the constitutional move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was needed to cut internet and phone lines and to impose curfew restrictions, through this peace and prosperity will be brought to the troubled region.

On Saturday, there were more cars and pedestrians seen ob the streets.

One resident said that, “We can do more but it is still tough, everyone is closely watched. Our lives are still dominated by razor wire and checkpoints.”

Second resident added that, “Bank machines are running out of cash so there are queues at every machine where notes may be available. People also need food for Eid.”

Trains halted

This week in a nationwide speech, it was said by Modi that Kashmir people would have “no problem” for the festival.

But it was said by the media reports that authorities would only decide Sunday if the restrictions would be eased for the most important Muslim festivals of the year.

Furthermore, the resident said that around 8,000 people gathered for the protest after weekly Friday prayers on the edge of Srinagar which was broken up by the security forces using shotgun pellets and tear gas.

One witness said that, “There were around 12 people hurt, but none seriously.”

The home ministry did not accept any protest took place.

Kashmir has been part among India and Pakistan since their freedom in 1947. Both have battled two wars over the previous kingdom. A revolt against New Delhi’s rule in Indian-controlled Kashmir has guaranteed a huge number of lives in the previous three decades.

Islamabad has been rankled by New Delhi’s moves and has removed the Indian envoy and ended the little two-sided exchange between the most despised adversaries. Pakistani ministers have likewise stopped cross-border transport administrations and the last trains and transports crossed the boondocks on Saturday.

The last Friendship transport left New Delhi early Saturday conveying only two travelers for the excursion to the Pakistani city of Lahore.

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