Indian authorities disallow upcoming congregational prayers on Eid-ul-Azha in IOJ&K July 27, 2020

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Indian authorities disallow upcoming congregational prayers on Eid-ul-Azha in IOJ&K July 27, 2020

ISLAMABAD-In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have disallowed the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha congregational prayers in the name of COVID-19 precautionary measure.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Indian troops during overnight cordon and search operations and raids arrested at least eight youth in Budgam and Kupwara districts.

Five youth were arrested in Nasrullahpora area of Budgam district. The troops also damaged property and other valuables of the local people.

The troops arrested three youth at Sadhana Pass in Kupwara district.

In another incident, an Indian Central Reserve Police Force trooper committed suicide by shooting himself dead at Rambagh area of Srinagar.