In Pics: India Celebrates Eid in the Shadow of Govt’s J&K Move
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Monday.
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Monday.(Photo: AP/Manish Swarup)

In Pics: India Celebrates Eid in the Shadow of Govt’s J&K Move

India celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, on Monday, 12 August. The festival is also known as Bakrid and is celebrated by Muslims across the world.

The Kashmir Valley too celebrated the festival, but amid strict restrictions that are in place after the decision to revoke provisions of Article 370. People were not allowed to assemble in large groups and traffic restrictions were put in place. Barring stray protest Eid prayers at various mosques in the state concluded peacefully, officials claimed.

Kashmiris living in other states, away from their homes and families, also celebrated an emotional Eid.

Here are Eid celebrations in photos.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayer in Hyderabad.
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayer in Hyderabad.
(Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian Muslim man walks past Indian paramilitary soldiers after offering prayer during Eid al-Adha in Jammu.
An Indian Muslim man walks past Indian paramilitary soldiers after offering prayer during Eid al-Adha in Jammu.
(Photo: AP/Channi Anand)
A Kashmiri woman consoles another who broke down as Kashmiris living in New Delhi gather for a function to observe Eid al-Adha away from their homes.
A Kashmiri woman consoles another who broke down as Kashmiris living in New Delhi gather for a function to observe Eid al-Adha away from their homes.
(Photo: AP/Manish Swarup)
 A Muslim woman gets emotional as she celebrates Eid with Kashmiri students who could not reach their families in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
A Muslim woman gets emotional as she celebrates Eid with Kashmiri students who could not reach their families in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Photo: PTI/Ravi Choudhary)
Muslim women offer prayers at a mosque on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Sunday.
Muslim women offer prayers at a mosque on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Sunday.
(Photo: PTI)
 Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Nakhoda Masjid, in Kolkata.
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Nakhoda Masjid, in Kolkata.
(Photo: PTI)
Muslims gather to offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Eidgah Shahjamal, in Aligarh, Monday
Muslims gather to offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Eidgah Shahjamal, in Aligarh, Monday
(Photo: PTI)
Pigeons fly past as Muslims offer prayers at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi, Monday.
Pigeons fly past as Muslims offer prayers at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi, Monday.
(Photo: PTI/Kamal Kishore)

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