KL NEWS NETWORK
After authorities clamped down on Hurriyat groups ahead of Martyrs Day joint rally on July 13 during holy Ramzan, same strategy was followed today marking Eid-Ul-Fitr. Kashmir Life’s photo division head, Bilal Bahadur, roved his camera to capture action pre and post Eid Nimaz
Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of holy Ramzan. After fasting for one complete month, Muslims offer prayers in huge congregation early Eid day. Ramzan 2015 ended with 29 days.
In Valley, Largest Eid Nimaz congregation is held in Eid Gah in Old city. Authorities placed Hurriyat (m) chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention late Friday evening preventing him from leading Eid prayers at Eid Gah.
As Eid prayers culminated, youth held strong pro freedom and anti India protests at Eid Gah. Forces retaliated with tear gas shells and also baton charged scores of them. Hurriyat patriarch, Syed Ali Geelani had called for peaceful protest demonstration after the Eid prayers.
Geelani called protests against the harassment of the Jammu Muslims on one pretext or other at the hands of RSS-Mufti Sayeed coalition government, attempts of making demographic changes there, not releasing the political prisoners before the Eid, mysterious killings and arresting of hundreds of youth in the entire valley.
JKLF Chief, Yasin Malik and DFP head Shabir Shah too were put under house detention ahead of Eid prayers.