Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh termed media reports on Kashmir violence "false" and said that there is a sense of calm in J&K amid the preparation of Eid. Singh further said, "There are certain elements that want to disrupt peace in the Valley. They are the ones who want to create an atmosphere of fear. The common man in Kashmir is celebration the scrapping of Article 370". He added that wherever Section 144 was imposed, is being withdrawn by the govt. Singh included, "In Valley, there is an atmosphere of peace this time as compared to last year Eid".