KASHMIR: Clashes broke out between the youth of Srinagar and the security forces in several areas of the Anantnag district, soon after the conclusion of the Eid prayers. Pakistan and ISIS flags were waived by the protestors in some localities, during the clash. No one were injured so far, as reported by the police.
A police official on duty at one of the areas, said that the youth started pelting stones at the paramilitary forces, soon after the conclusion of the Eid prayers. The incident took place in the Eidgah area. “The personnel of the law-enforcing agencies have chased away the troublesome youth and brought the law and order under control immediately after the incident”, the Police said.
Similar stone pelting incidents were witnessed in the Kothibagh area of the city. However, the police personnel have brought the situation under control by chasing away the protestors.
Pakistani flags were also hoisted in Old Barzullah locality of the city.
A group of around 50 youth indulged in stone-pelting at Lal Chowk in Anantnag area of south Kashmir but were chased away by the police, he added.
No one were hurt in the incidents and the Eid prayers were carried on peacefully in the rest of the valley, the Police officer said.
Similar clashes had occurred on Friday as well between a group of youth and security forces in Srinagar in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir during which some separatist elements waved flags of Pakistan, Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and Islamic State, the firstpost reports.
Officials said that a group of youth waived the controversial flags and raised the pro-separatist and pro-Pakistani slogans, as soon as Friday prayers got over at Jami Masjid in the Nowhatta area of the city.