The Government of India (GoI) allowed over 120 prisoners from Jammu Kashmir to make a phone call home on the Eid as a goodwill gesture.
As per the reports, in all 122 prisoners languishing in jails in three states - Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi - were allowed to speak to their family members on the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Home Ministry had to sort a list of Kashmiris who were behind bars in various prisons so that they could be allowed to talk to their families on Eid.
The move was taken after the family members were not able to travel to different states of India due to logistical reasons.
However, the opportunity was denied to those who are accused of “terror” charges.
Eid celebrations in Kashmir on Sunday were a low-key affair as most of the faithful marked the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan by offering thanksgiving prayers at home in view of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
People preferred to offer Eid prayers at home, either individually or in small groups comprising family members.