Uneasy calm in Indian Kashmir during eid

Authorities allowed some people to shop for Eid on Saturday and Sunday. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 August 2019

Uneasy calm in Indian Kashmir during eid

  • Communications and Internet services remain cut off for the eighth day
  • Authorities said they will allow Eid Al-Adha prayers in neighbourhood mosques

NEW DELHI: An uneasy calm is prevailing in Indian-administered Kashmir as people celebrate a major Islamic festival during an unprecedented crackdown after India moved to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy and imposed an indefinite curfew.
All communications and the Internet remained cut off for an eighth day Monday.
News reports say authorities will allow Eid Al-Adha prayers at neighborhood mosques during the day but will not permit large congregations to avoid anti-India protests.
The security lockdown appeared aimed at avoiding a backlash in India’s only Muslim-majority region where most people oppose Indian rule. The restrictions had been briefly eased on Friday for residents to attend mosque prayers, and people also were allowed to shop for the Eid festival on Saturday and Sunday.


China says forcing Chinese firms off US exchanges will harm US

Updated 36 min 25 sec ago

China says forcing Chinese firms off US exchanges will harm US

  • Shuang also accused Washington of making hasty generalizations about China-based companies’ accounting practices
BEIJING: China said on Friday that forcing Chinese firms to retreat from US stock exchanges would severely harm US interests.
In a briefing, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also accused Washington of making hasty generalizations about China-based companies’ accounting practices.
He made the remarks when asked about remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning American investors about fraudulent accounting practices of China-based firms.