Kashmir passes its first big test after Article 370 abolition, situation fully under control

The next big test for security forces is Eid. Eid is on Monday and maintaining peace in the valley will be a big challenge for the security forces. The administration is planning to restart the communication line in the valley, especially for Eid.

Written by August 10, 2019 15:24

New Delhi: After the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the biggest challenge for the Centre and security forces was to maintain peace in the valley. And, looking at the developments over last few days, it appears that the Centre has passed its first big test in the border state.

There has been no news of untoward incident or disturbance from any part of the state. Srinagar also remained calm. NSA Doval was recently seen in video dining with the locals in the city, signalling return of normalcy. Security forces, already on high alert, are being extra cautious in not letting the situation go out of hand.

Locals in Kashmir offered prayers (Namaz) in several mosques across the state but the famous Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was opened for namaz this Friday.

Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid always remains crowded during Namaz, where more than 30,000 people normally assemble for prayers. In Srinagar too, people prayed peacefully and returned back to their houses. Other parts of Srinagar also remained calm and peaceful.

Along with Srinagar, everything from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Shopian in south Kashmir remained under control. Minor incidents were reported but there was no such news of major incidents from anywhere.

The next big test for security forces is Eid. Eid is on Monday and maintaining peace in the valley will be a big challenge for the security forces. The administration is planning to restart the communication line in the valley, especially for Eid.

On Eid people can call their friends and relatives, but still, the government is taking full precautions to maintain peace in the valley. Telephone lines will be monitored so that it’s used for destructive means can be contained. Also, DC office of Srinagar will provide a telephone facility, so that people can talk to their relatives and acquaintances.