One Killed Dozen injured in Kashmir: No Eid prayers at Hazratbal shrine, Jamia Masjid


Kashmir: 13th Sep 2016
Fearing post-prayer protests, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday sealed all roads leading to Dargah Hazratbal and Jamia Masjid in Srinagar to prevent big Eid congregations.

Reports said that police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength around these mosques.

Separatist leadership has asked people to march towards the UN office in Sonawar today after Eid prayers to demand resolution of the Kashmir issue.

People offered Eid prayers on roadside as a mark of protest against disallowing people from other areas to join the congregational prayers at central shrine in Hazratbal.
After prayers, protests were also held in the locality.

Meanwhile, curfew continued in all the 10 districts of Kashmir to thwart the march
A man was killed and several people were injured in firing as protesters clashed with security forces on Tuesday morning in Bandipore, less than 70 km from Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar. The death toll in violent clashes in the state since July is now 80.

There is curfew in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley, but protesters have defied restrictions in many places, taking out demonstrations. Several people have been injured in clashes with security forces across the valley.