The celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr were marred by violence in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city today as stone-pelters came out on the streets and waved flags of Pakistan and dreaded terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
In a bid to disrupt peace, the demonstrators chanted slogans and clashed with police personnel on duty in Srinagar’s near Jama Masjid, soon after Eid prayers. Security personnel, however, practiced maximum restraint.
The miscreants, mostly youngsters, had their faces covered and pelted stones on security personnel, who were trying to disperse them. Similar clashes were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir and Anantnag in south Kashmir, the officials said.
In Nowhatta area of the city, masked protestors reportedly held banners in support of banned Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and slain militant commander Zakir Musa.However, police officials said they are verifying the veracity of these reports.