Clashes mar Eid celebrations in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 7: Eid festivities were today (Nov 7) marred in Kashmir Valley as clashes broke out between protesting youths and police soon after the congregational prayers concluded in Anantnag and Sopore towns, police said.

Clashes broke out in Anantnag, 50 km from here, when police tried to prevent a large group of teenage boys from taking out a protest rally after the congregational Eid-ul- Adha prayers, they said.

The agitators threw stones at police, who retaliated with tear smoke cannisters. Several people, including two policemen, were injured in the clash. In Sopore also, people took out a protest march soon after coming out of the Eidgah, police said. When police attempted to intercept the rallyists, they started pelting stones at them. Police fired several tear smoke cannisters there to disperse the crowd.


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