Youths clash with police after Eid prayers
A section of Kashmiri youths Tuesday clashed with police at a few places in the Kashmir Valley after Eid prayers Tuesday, authorities and witnesses said.
Dozens of young men pelted stones at police personnel in the towns of Baramulla, Sopore and Anantnag.
Stoning was also reported from Lal Chowk, the heart of Srinagar, as well as Hyderpora and other parts of the city's old quarters.
The administration had placed senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yasin Malik under house arrest to maintain peace.
Keeping in mind the Eid atmosphere, police exercised restraint while dispersing the protesters.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offered Eid prayers at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.
Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party leader Mufti Muhammad Sayeed offered prayers in Sonawar area of Srinagar.
A police officer said that barring these few incidents, Eid celebrations were celebrated peacefully in the valley.
"Except for stray incidents of stone pelting at some places, Eid prayers passed off peacefully," the officer told IANS.
"Large gatherings were seen in Srinagar at Hazratbal and Eidgah grounds where hundreds gathered to offer prayers," he said.
(Posted on 29-07-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: