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Indian authorities are expected to extend a military clampdown in Kashmir ahead of Monday's start of the Eid al-Adha festival on fears protests could break out over its stripping of the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.

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Big queues formed in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city on Saturday outside cash machines and food stores as authorities eased a crippling curfew to let the Himalayan region prepare for a major Muslim festival, residents said.

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India's Kashmir region was stripped of its autonomy to free it from "terrorism and separatism" which was encouraged by Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday.

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Millions of Muslims across the globe — including in countries like India, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and Pakistan — are celebrating Eid al-Adha, Islam’s most revered observance. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice or “big Eid,” it is one of the two major religious festivals of Islam.