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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.


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.