Jammu & Kashmir

Eid prayers at Srinagar Eidgah after four years: Waqf Board

Armed forces personnel stand deployed outside Eidgah on the day of Eid on 2 May, 2022. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: For the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, the historic Eidgah is all set to witness Eid prayers in Srinagar where the authorities have started the process to make elaborate arrangements this year.

Talking to the reporters, the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board Chairperson, Dr Darakshan Andrabi, as per the news agency Kashmir News Observer said that in case of favourable weather conditions, the Eid prayers will be offered at Eidgah.

She said that the administration has visited the Eidgah to ensure that in peaceful Kashmir, the people would offer the Eid prayers in a peaceful atmosphere.

“Eidgah is the face of Srinagar and we will ensure that the place is developed in a good manner,” she said, adding that they have visited Eidgah today to begin a process of making elaborate arrangements for smooth Eid prayers.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad told reporters that the Waqf Board had raised several issues like drainage, encroachment, lighting and other things.

“A proper demarcation will be done to identify the encroached land of Waqf Board. A few works regarding the lighting, drainage and beautification of Eidgah will be started to restore all the utilities of the Eidgah,” he said.

Pertinently, the Eid prayers have not been allowed at Eidgah since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 05, 2019.

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