Srinagar: Thousands of Muslims offered Eid-ul-Zuha prayers amid peace across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.

Large Eid congregations were witnessed at the Hazratbal shrine, Jamia Masjid, Janab Sahab Soura in Srinagar and other major towns in the Valley. Children dressed in new clothes accompanied their parents for the special Eid prayers.

The devout greeted each other outside the prayer grounds. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine, while Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah joined the congregation at the Syed Yagoob Sahab shrine in the Sonawar area of Srinagar.

Eid prayers were also offered peacefully in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Badgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag towns of the Valley. Authorities have placed senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Nayeem Khan under house arrest in Srinagar.

"Restrictions have been placed on the movement of some separatist leaders to maintain law and order in the city," said a senior police official.


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