After Eid prayers in Kashmir clashes begin

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Deepak Mandal, Star Live 24
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Published On: 13:07:10 PM
After Eid prayers in Kashmir clashes begin

Clashes broke out on Saturday between stone-pelting youth and security forces in several areas of Srinagar and Anantnag district soon after Eid prayers even as Pakistani flags were hoisted in an interior locality of the city, police said.

No one was injured in these incidents.

A group of youth started pelting stones at police and paramilitary forces in Eidgah area of the city soon after the prayers concluded, a police officer said.

He said the trouble-makers were chased away by the security personnel.

Similar incidents of stone-pelting were witnessed in Kothibagh  area of the city but the police managed to restore order by chasing them away, the officer said. Pakistani flags were hoisted in Old Barzullah locality of the city.

A group of 50 youth indulged in stone-pelting at Lal Chowk in Anantnag area of south Kashmir but were chased away by the police.

The officer said no one was hurt in these incidents and the Eid prayers passed off peacefully in the rest of the Valley.

On Friday, clashes broke out between a group of youth and security forces in Srinagar during which some separatist elements waved flags of Pakistan, Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and ISIS.

As soon as Friday prayers got over at Jami Masjid in the Nowhatta area of the city, a group of youth waved flags and raised pro-separatist and pro-Pakistani slogans.

Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik continued to remain under house arrest on Saturday as the authorities did not allow them to join the congregational Eid prayers.

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