The third anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A, removed J&Ks special status on August 5, 2019 . The day went peacefully, with a march by the Congress, remarks by politicians and clergyman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq .
SRINAGAR: Traffic flows normally, only at signals or checkpoints manned by troops.Markets, offices, and colleges were open.The faithful gathered at mosques by afternoon and under a mellow sun for the Friday prayer.On the third anniversary of the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, which removed J&K's special status on August 5, 2019, it was business as usual in Srinagar and the Valley.Farooq, the Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir and founder of Jamia Masjid's Anjuman Aquaf, protested that authorities did not allow the main outside doors of the grand mosque to be open for the Friday prayers.Muslims of Kashmir were again forcibly refused their right to congregational prayers in this historic central place of worship, according to the mosque management, while the mosque chief said that this undemocratic act is seriously hurting religious sentiments.According to the Mirwaiz, the mimbar-o-mihraab (pulpit) of Jamia Masjid continues to remain sluggish due to my three-year illicit and arbitrarily detention.At the rally, the Congress held a small rally in Srinagar against price rise and unemployment, as well as demanding full statehood to J&K. Several areas in the city were visited by lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha and high-ranking police officers.Becausepeace can be deceitful in a city plagued by terrorists who are stripping of safety, security was tight and movements were monitored.According to police reports, 284 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the Valley since August 5, 2019.No one was killed or injured in the area's street demonstrations since that date, compared to 124 deaths between 2016 and July 2019. For the next three years, the figure was zero.