Violent protests were held in some areas of the Kashmir Valley following the conclusion of Eid-ul-Fitr prayers over separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelan’s house arrest.
Stone-pelting youths took to the streets in Anantnag district and in the Safa Kadal and Barzalla areas of Srinagar, Jantakareporter.com has learnt. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel had to use batons and tear smoke canisters to resist the protests.
Pakistan and ISIS flags were once again waved during the protests as was done after the Friday prayers. The masked protesters kept regrouping every time the police dispersed the crowd.
In the Sogam town of north Kashmir, protesters were even heard shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
A total of five people are reported to have been injured across J&K in the protests, a correspondent told Jantakareporter.com.
Senior separatist leaders Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik continued to remain under house arrest on Saturday as authorities refused to let them be a part of the mass Eid prayers.