On Monday, 12th August, people of Kashmir celebrated Eid peacefully. There were sporadic incidents of demonstrations and stone-pelting in some areas.
However, because of restrictions such as curfew, the solace of the festival remained missing.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said that 10,000 people reached the Jama Masjid of Baramulla.
Now the 15th August event will be a challenge for the security forces.
It is being said that on that day, Home Minister Amit Shah wants to hoist the tricolor at Lal-chowk in Srinagar.
There was also a meeting with NSA Ajit Doval about this. In this, local officers have advised not to do so.
For PM Modi and Amit Shah hosting the Tricolor at Lal Chowk in Srinagar would be a nostalgic event in their political event.
In 1992, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, accompanied by Modi, had unfurled the Tricolour at Lal Chowk, despite the grave threat from various Pakistan-based terror organizations.
Lal Chowk, the main commercial centre in downtown Srinagar, came into significance when India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag here in 1948.
Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal: As we speak, dress rehearsals are underway in all districts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, we will carry independence day celebrations in a grand manner. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/kYAnmGqKYd
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
The Home Ministry has not shared the exact date of the Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit because of security reasons. “It’s a security concern. Amid escalating tension between the two countries (India-Pakistan), the Home Minister’s visit cannot be revealed in advance,” an officer told the news agency IANS.
ARTICLE 370 REMOVED FROM JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Significantly, on August 5th, the central government weakened Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and make it a Union Territory. Since then Section 144 applies in the entire valley and they banned many people from going out together. For a long time, the markets of the valley were closed, mobile phones, internet, TV-cable facilities were also not available.