Prayers continued to remain suspended as all the shrines, Jamia Masjid and main mosques remained closed since March this year in view of COVID-19 pandemic in Kashmir valley, where markets during the last couple of days were abuzz with customers following relaxation in lockdown in view of Eid-ul-Azha.

However, a good number of people offered Friday congregational prayers in small and interior mosques in violation of the order prohibiting prayers in religious places in the valley, where authorities have decided not to allow congregational Eid-ul-Azha prayers on Saturday in view of COVID-19 pandemic.