Indian forces deny Kashmiris rights of Eid prayers and to sacrifice animals
In Indian occupied Kashmir, people could not offer Eid prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha due to continued curfew and communication blackout on the eighth straight day.
The entire occupied territory including Doda and Kishtwar areas of Jammu region is reeling under strict curfew and communication blackout since last Monday when India unilaterally revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Eid prayers were allowed in only a few small mosques located in peripheral areas of the Kashmir valley.
As people came out of these mosques, they started shouting anti-India slogans, which prompted the authorities to immediately re-impose curfew.
The political leadership including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and former ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are in house detention or in jails.