Youth clash with forces on Eid day in Anantnag town

Youth clash with forces on Eid day in Anantnag town

168
0
SHARE

SRINAGAR: Violent clashes broke out between youth and government forces in Anantnag town of  south Kashmir on Saturday.

As soon as the Eid prayers concluded at Ahlihadees Eidgah  Achahipora and Hanfia Eidgah Janglat Mandi youth held protest demonstrations.

They were chanting pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans.The protesters later clashed with police and paramilitary forces deployed in strength outside.

Youth hurled stones and bricks on the forces who lobbed tear shells, used sound shells, pepper and pellets.

Five youth were hit by pellets during the clashes. One of them, hit by pellets in his eye, was shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment.

Women, children and elderly persons were seen running for cover as forces lobbed teargas shells inside Ahlihadees Eidgah.

“We were listening to the mandatory Eid sermon (Khutba) after offering prayers when numerous teargas shells landed inside the Eidgah,” said 70-year-old Abdul Karim.

SHARE
Previous articleMilitant killed in a brief gunfight in Kulgam
Next articleClashes erupt in Sopore after Eid prayers
Kashmir Patriot is a prime ‘Digital Media’ venture in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a new era digital news platform for the technology savvy generation. It is a smooth blend of video, audio, text and pictures, a complete multimedia digital platform. In the time of digital world, Kashmir Patriot is a window to the State of Jammu & Kashmir for comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute news, views, features and beyond.