Kashmir unrest: Security forces fire pellets as clashes erupt in Srinagar Valley on Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr is held from Monday to Kashmir as people crowded mosques, shrines and Eidgah for special prayers, but stone panel incidents and clashes between demonstrators and security forces were reported in the valley.

According to the Greater Kashmir, Baramulla district in Kashmir has seen more than a dozen demonstrators injured in clashes that followed with government forces.

According to the report, security forces have resorted to tear gas and bombing bombs after dozens of protesters attempted to march on the main hunt.

IANS said at least 10 demonstrators were injured in clashes in the towns of Anantnag, Sopore, Kulgam, Pulwama and Pattan, state police said.

The Indian Express reported that the stone to contain the incidents, police used tear gas to disperse the crowd after residents have resorted to stones in Anantnag. Sporadic fighting continued in Anantnag for over an hour.

The Indian Express report also mentions that Sopore and Srinagar also witnessed clashes.

The protests were fears in the Eid ul-Fitr valley, while, according to Kashmir Monitor, the government ordered police and civilian police officers to be available at its headquarters to monitor the situation during the Sacred month

Muslims from all backgrounds began to investigate Eidgahs (prayer grounds) and mosques to offer Eid prayers as a blessing after the Ramazan fast of a month.

The largest meeting was observed Hazratbal sanctuary, where more than 50,000 faithful prayers were offered, according to the authorities.

They said the second rally was held in Eidgah in the Old City, where more than 40 000 people participated.

Large concentrations were also reported at the shrines of Sonawar and Soura in the heart of the city, officials said, adding that similar demonstrations took place in all central offices and major cities in the valley.

Clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement were reported by cities Sopore, Anantnag, Rajpora, Shopian and Safakadal area.

There were no reports that anyone was injured in the fighting.

Authorities have placed key separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and, under house arrest, fearing that their presence at the meeting of many Eid may trigger the violence, authorities said.

President JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik, has been remanded in custody and stayed in the central prison of Srinagar.

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