Clashes erupt after Eid prayers in Kashmir Valley



Clashes erupted between youths pelting stones and the security forces in some parts of the Kashmir Valley immediately after the Eid prayers ended on Wednesday, police said.

The security forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters in Srinagar’s Eidgah area.

Similar protests occurred in Anantnag, Sopore and Kupwara towns.

The police said a youth sustained a pellet injury in his right eye and was being treated at a hospital in Anantnag town.

Farooq Abdullah heckled

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah was heckled during Eid prayers at the Hazratbal shrine on Wednesday.

Even before the imam leading the congregational prayers could begin the Eid sermon, Dr. Abdullah was heckled amid sloganeering.

Dozens of youth also hurled shoes and disrupted the congregation, forcing the former leader to leave the prayer ground. (IANS)


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