Restrictions in Kashmir to be eased for Friday prayers ahead of Eid

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New Delhi - People are allowed to pray within their neighbourhood, said the region's police chief.



By AFP

Published: Fri 9 Aug 2019, 10:55 AM

Last updated: Fri 9 Aug 2019, 9:45 PM

Indian authorities will ease a curfew in troubled Kashmir so that people can go to Friday prayers, the region's police chief told AFP.
"People are allowed to pray within their neighbourhood, there is no restriction on that," said Dilbag Singh, director general of police for Kashmir.
"But they should not venture out of their local area," he added.
Kashmir has been in lockdown since Monday with no internet or telephones and severe restrictions on movement after the government cancelled the region's special autonomous status.
Tens of thousands of extra troops have been sent to the region to impose the clampdown.





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