Bilal Bahadur Captures Colours Of Eid In Valley; From Prayers To Clashes

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Tasavur Mushtaq

SRINAGAR

The Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated across the Valley with religious fervor and gaiety. By and large the first day passed peacefully though there were few incidents of violence. In North Kashmir’s Palhalan area a cop lost his life, while in Srinagar’s old city pitched batlles were fought between youth and cops. Unusually this time posters of Osama Bin ladin and Taliban was what youth carried in their hamds. Police intervened, resorted to lathi charge and mild tear gas shelling. Kashmir Life’s Photo Editor Spent few Hours to capture the colours of Eid.

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Chief Wish For Peace. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as usual offered his Eid prayers In Dargah Hazratbal. This time But Omar Was not accompanied by his father Dr Farooq Abdullah, who sources say is not well.

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Divine Feeling. Rows of women together offering congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.

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Seeking Blessings. As birds enjoying their flight, thousands of people listening to sermon in Jamia Masjid on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha.

EId  (10)Unusual. After the Eid prayers concluded in old city’s grand masjid, group of youth were spotted in Old city with banners of Taliban fighters. Police had to intervene to disperse them.

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Osama in Srinagar. Slain Al Qaida chief Osama Bin Ladin’s Posters were seen immediately after Eid prayers in old city after a  group of youth protested in Srinagar.

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Clashes Again. Police had to flex muscles on group of protesters who managed to come with posters of slain Al Qaida chief Osama Bin ladin and Taliban fighters in Srinagar. Sources say there was mild tear gas shelling and baton charge.

EId  (13)As usual. What is seen after almost every Friday in old city, this Eid also witnessed that. Youth engaged police and paramilitary forces in Old city in stone pelting.

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Targeted. A masked stone pelter aiming at CRPF personnel in Srinagar. In the back drop the fruit vendor has left his stock to save his life.

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Blocked. Amid smoke of tear gas canisters, protesters blocked road in Srinagar.

 

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