On Monday, 5th August, Amit Shah moved the resolution on Kashmir in Rajya Sabha to revoke Article 370 that granted special status to Kashmir, adding that he was sure that abrogation of Article 370 would end the "bloody war" in Kashmir.
Before the move, lots of students from Kashmir were left stranded in other cities without the means to reach the state while there was fear and paranoia about the rapid military escalation. These students from Kashmir, who live away from home, are unable to contact their families. On Eid too, they will not be able to call their home.
Various group of students and people in this situation are holding Eid celebrations for these students who cannot go back home to their families. The gatherings are held in homes or public settings, encouraging as many people to turn up as possible.
Most of the posts made their way to social media, where people opened their doors to strangers, and people further circulated the posts to encourage more people to show up.
Those of my Muslim brothers and sisters who are held up in Mumbai and can't go to their homes in Kashmir for any reason, kindly come to my home and let us celebrate Eid together. Kindly DM me to note my address. I already have a Muslim family from Arizaal with me.— Raina M.K. (@rainamk1) August 10, 2019
Kashmiri students in Delhi. If you are unable to go home this #Eid Come over to celebrate. We will do it together. This is your home and we all are brothers and sisters.— Atma Godara (@GodaraAR) August 11, 2019
Please RT to spread the word and let’s come together. #Kashmir
For the celebration at Jantar Mantar, "the idea is to not just share our little food, but also memories," says one of the organizers.