Tense Bakra eid in Kashmir amidst Curfew

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Srinagar, Sep 13, 2016: For the first time in history, Authorities on the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha, imposed curfew in all the 10 districts of Kashmir on Wednesday to prevent violence as separatists have called a protest march in Srinagar after the prayers.

A high-level security meeting of the top brass of Police, CRPF, intelligence agencies and civil administration was held in Srinagar yesterday in which decision to impose curfew across Kashmir valley was taken.

The meeting also decided to put entire Valley under aerial surveillance of drones and helicopters to keep an eye on the situation.

“It was decided to put all the places under aerial surveillance by pressing UAVs into service to keep track on subversive elements and miscreants. Choppers fitted with hi-tech gadgets will keep surveillance all over the Valley,” said a top security official.

However, authorities rebuffed Eid congregation in Srinagar and all others major cities and towns to avoid mobs of violence. People could offer prayers only in mosques.

Militants hurled a grenade at the Sherbagh police station in Anantnag town on Tuesday evening which killed civilian, Bilal Ahmed on the spot with 17 others injured.

Earlier, Mobile internet and cell phone services have been partially blocked ahead of the festival, the second such disruption since July 9, the day after security services shot dead Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old militant known for his calls to arms on social media.

Read More: Mobile services suspended on Eid eve in Kashmir

Wefornews Bureau

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