A day after separatists were brought to Delhi’s high security prison Tihar Jail, different parts of Kashmir valley witness clashes between the Jammu and Kashmir policemen and stone hurling residents on the day when the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
After Wednesday’s Eid prayer clashes broke out in morning in several districts of the state , the instances of clashes and stone pelting were reported at several places in downtown Srinagar, Pulwama, Sopore, Baramulla and other areas of the Valley.
In Baramulla district, the clashes took place near Jamia Masjid in Sopore town. First incident occurred while stones were pelted at security guards near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and a poster were exhibited, which supporting terrorist Zakir Musa and UN-designated terrorist Masood Azhar were seen in the area.
In Nowhatta area of the city, masked protestors reportedly held banners in support of banned Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and slain militant commander Zakir Musa.
However, police officials said they are verifying the veracity of these reports.
Security forces exercised maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order situation, they said. The situation elsewhere in the valley remained peaceful, they said.
The biggest gathering of devotees was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where thousands of faithful offered the Eid prayers, officials said. Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta in the old city also witnessed a huge crowd.