Amid tight security, Jammu and Kashmir celebrates Eid 

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Amid massive security arrangements, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday celebrated its first Eid after the revocation of its special status.

People could be seen flocking to local mosques to offer prayers. Eid prayers were not allowed in most mosques, where curfews were re-imposed on Sunday amid fear of violence.

Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet, “#Eid #prayers concluded #peacefully in various parts of the #valley. No untoward incident reported so far.”

On Sunday, Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary had visited some of the mosques and grounds where prayers will be offered, said he was trying to reduce inconvenience and ease facilities.

“I am conscious of the fact it needs a lot more for a normal and enjoyable Eid. We are trying to reduce inconveniencies and ease facilities. Just had an elaborate meeting with Imaams for prayer arrangements. Visited venues,” Choudhary had tweeted.

He had also said that more than 250 ATMs have been made functional in Srinagar and bank branches were also open.

Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday in a tweet said, “The situation in the state has remained normal so far. No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere so far.”

The state has been under lockdown since the central government on August 5 revoked Article 370, and divided Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into two union territories.