Kashmir celebrates Eid despite violence

kashmir clashSrinagar: The Kashmir Valley Tuesday celebrated Eid with the usual religious fervour after the morning festivities were marred by clashes between bands of youths and security forces.

Once peace returned to the valley post afternoon, people exchanged Eid greetings with families and friends in Srinagar and all major towns in the valley.

Children burst firecrackers on the streets of Srinagar.

The clashes were reported from Baramulla, Sopore and Anantnag towns and some places in Srinagar city. In most places, police exercised restraint while dispersing the protesters keeping in mind the Eid atmosphere.

But even as the violence raged, thousands offered Eid prayers peacefully in most places in the Kashmir Valley.

The rural areas were peaceful. In urban centres, normalcy returned to areas affected by incidents of stone pelting.

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