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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

JAMMU & KASHMIR: Stone pelting in Srinagar after Eid prayers!!

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Press Trust Of India / / Posted on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:10pm IST.

Srinagar: Muslims across Kashmir on Wednesday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of holy fasting month of Ramzan, with traditional fervour and gaiety as thousands offered prayers at mosques and shrines in the Valley. However, celebrations were briefly disrupted as a group of youth started stone pelting at security force personnel in some parts of old city here after Eid prayers.

Police had to resort to tear gas shelling and baton charge to restore order in Eidgah, Safakadal and adjoining areas but none was hurt, officials said.

The youth were protesting against the arrest of over 70 men on August 27 following similar protests that day, they said.

Dressed in their best, men, women and children made a beeline to the nearest Eidgah and mosque to offer Eid prayers as a mark of thanksgiving to Allah.

The fasting month of Ramzan came to an end last evening after the sighting of Shawwal moon.

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