Eid in J&K passes off peacefully barring few incidents

Barring a few minor incidents in which some people were injured, 'Eid al-Adha' festivities passed off peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir, and there was no firing anywhere in the Kashmir Valley, the police said on Monday.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S.P Pani also said the Jammu and Kashmir administration was committed to maintain peace and order and the state police worked in this direction.

"The 'Eid namaz' was offered in different mosques and after the prayers, the congregations dispersed peacefully. There have been a couple of minor localised incidents of law and order which have been handled very professionally.

"In these incidents, there have been a couple of injuries which have been reported. Otherwise the entire Valley situation is peaceful. I strongly deny any incident of firing anywhere in the Kashmir Valley," he told a press conference.

The IGP also said no medicolegal case has been reported, and according to the statistics available with the police, injuries to only a couple of people have been reported.

"I am saying that they were admitted in the hospital but they are absolutely stable," he said.

Referring to the law and order situation, Pani said some arrests were made but these were "absolutely in the ambit of law" and all those arrested were produced before the court and legal actions are being taken.

"At this stage, every district has got its own priority and depending on the local situation, depending on the incident, they respond and they try to maintain the order," he said.

(Agencies)