Clashes reported amid Eid celebrations in Kashmir

The biggest gathering was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where more than 50,000 faithful offered prayers, officials said. They said the second largest gathering was held at the Eidgah in the old city in which more than 40,000 people participated.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:June 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Eid, Eid 2017, eid kashmir, kashmir eid, J&K eid, Eid-ul-Fitr, eid celebration, J&K unrest, kashmir violence, indian express news, india news Kashmiri muslims pray at Eidgah (a ground used for Eid prayers) during Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Bandipora North of kashmir.Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi 26-06-2017

Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Kashmir as people thronged mosques, shrines and Eidgahs for special prayers but a few incident of stone-pelting and clashes between protestors and security forces were reported in the Valley. Muslims from all walks of life started making a beeline to Eidgahs (prayer ground) or mosques for offering Eid prayers as a thanksgiving for the month-long fasting of Ramazan.

The biggest gathering was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where more than 50,000 faithful offered prayers, officials said. They said the second largest gathering was held at the Eidgah in the old city in which more than 40,000 people participated.

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. Barring a few incidents of stone-pelting after the prayers, the situation in the Valley remained peaceful.

Clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies were reported from Sopore, Anantnag, Rajpora, Shopian towns and Safakadal area of the city. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt in these clashes. The authorities have placed top separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, fearing that their presence at large Eid gatherings could spark violence, the officials said.

JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has been taken into preventive custody and lodged at Central Jail, Srinagar.

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    manu
    Jun 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    There was violence in many Indian cities by Muslims, but most of our English media chose to ignore it. A mob tried to set a police station on fire in Meerut : jansatta /rajya/uttar-pradesh/after-prayer-of-eid-some-people-trying-to-set-fire-police-station-in-meerut/359118/ , but may be English media was busy preparing for next propaganda campaign against RSS/BJP.
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      Indian
      Jun 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm
      The HURRIET LEADERS should not have been kept under house arrest. They should have been allowed to go to public place without police security. .............. Police Security to their residence also should be withdrawn.
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        chitta
        Jun 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm
        When you know you cannot do anything than why barking.?? Entire India is celebrating Eid and you criticizing people. Learn to Live with Muslim or Leave India.
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        yash sehgal
        Jun 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm
        I had heard that muslims hug others on Eid but it's a new way of mussies celebration.. Theu hug with stones in their hands..Why doesn't Allaha give them sanity. Wonder what's their philosophy?
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          chitta
          Jun 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm
          Go to Andaman and Nikobar island.
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            Jai hind
            Jun 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm
            It's not a new way of celebration ..u sounds like born blind n dumb lol .. Or else it brain got fixed recently .. It's Kashmir unfortunately it's Muslim s who are majority there and a Muslim country .Pakistan s close to it Thus violence is on going for some reason ...Where in whole india except Kashmir u find violence created by Muslims ... ..even in the entire world out of 57 Muslim countries except 3-4 countries where do u find violence .. Learn to respect other religion ... God is great he shows justice . may be tomorrow your daughter or g daughter would elope with a Muslim guy and u have to admit and start respecting them LoL ..don't fo furious at me ..it's not me God is gonna do that
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              Indian
              Jun 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm
              You must be JOKING. Nowhere in the world would you find MUSLIMS living PEACEFULLY with anyone else including with other MUSLIMS. .............. ISLAMIC VIOLENCE is a huge problem in many MUSLIM MAJORITY countries like Iraq, Syria, Libya, AFPAK, Yemen, BAHRAIN, TURKEY, Saudi, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia, Bangladesh etc and in many other countries like India, UK, USA, Belgium, Germany, UK, Myanmar, Thailand, Philipines, China, France etc etc.
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                chitta
                Jun 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
                Jai hind. You are right. Hindus are afraid of growing power of Muslims. So they frustrated.
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                  naresh
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm
                  Why do you guys prefer Hindu women to yours? Why aren't you guys satisfied with what you have? Why is there no peace within yourself when your Allah is so peaceful and merciful and great?
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                Nampurath Krishna
                Jun 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm
                Enough long rope Iron man now time for tough talk. Special action against the menace of stone pelters being imperative. When hawala money and all the underhand deals are making the menace to roll why not some action on administration's part to get rid of the problem for ever?? Hint is enough for intelligent isn't ??
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                  Dhananjay
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm
                  This religion is black spot on humanity, it is proven time n again and need to destroyed from the earth to save humanity n other religion
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                    Mb220cdi
                    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm
                    Cry bittchh cry . islam is Still it's largest growing religion.
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                      Tb44mki
                      Jun 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm
                      Which is most unfortunate !!!
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                        Jai hind
                        Jun 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm
                        😂😂😂
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                          naresh
                          Jun 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm
                          Largest growing religion? Are you considering producing like roaches, rodents, and pigs factors of growing religion? You are going to be shocked the world is in the process of manufacturing pesticides to exterminate them, soon.
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