At least 12 injured in Eid day clashes in Kashmir

Militants hole up in Jammu Kashmir school

Stone pelting by protesters against security forces was reported from Anathnag while clashes were reported from various places in the valley soon after Eid prayers.

Kashmiri protestors clash with Police after Eid prayers in old city Srinagar on Monday.

Big gatherings were also reported from Sonawar and Soura Shrines in the heart of the city, they said, adding that similar gatherings were held at all districts headquarters and major towns of the Valley.

Clashes were reported in various parts of IHK on Monday, including Sopore, Anantnag, Rajpora, Shopian and Srinagar's Safakadal area, Hindustan Times reported. The police used tear gas on the protesters, who were throwing stones at them.

Security forces resorted to firing pellet guns in Sopore to control a violent mob, in which ten people were injured.




Sporadic clashes reportedly continued in Anantnag for over an hour. Lt Gen Anbu extended his warm greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, all army personnel and their families on the auspicious occasion marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan and prayed for their well-being and prosperity.

Barring a few incidents of stone-pelting after the prayers, the situation in the Valley remained peaceful. As tensions run high in the region, local police have been advised to avoid offering Eid prayers in isolated or general mosques or Eidgahs, according to a police advisory, days after a police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob outside a mosque after he had been for a spy or assassin.

For security reasons, several ministers, senior civil and police officers offered prayers at the district police lines Masjid in Srinagar at 6.30 am.

The authorities had placed all Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehraee, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt and Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi under house arrest and in police stations.

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