Srinagar: The police on Friday said they will be facilitating devotees on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, apart from their performing regular duties for the “law and order component”.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Kashmir range Inspector General of Police Munir Ahmad Khan said, “We wish a happy and prosperous Eid for Muslims.”
“Basically police deployment will facilitate the devotees on Eid,” he said. “Besides, there will be deployment of cops for law and order component.”
He added that police will be deployed around places where Eid prayers will be offered, “but the basic motive will be to facilitate the devotees”.
The CRPF personnel have been asked to remain alert, its spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, police sources said that the Eid congregation will be allowed at Eidgah, Srinagar, where the biggest gathering is expected on Saturday. A top cop said, “Adequate security measures have been taken.”
“Eid Namaz will be allowed at the places where it is planned,” he said. But the government has disallowed Eid prayers at TRC ground this year.
Police were yet to decide whether or not to disconnect internet services on Saturday when Muslims will be offering Eid prayers. The resistance leadership has called for protests against the National Investigation Agency raids, the detention of Hurriyat Conference leaders and the judicial attack on the special status of J&K.