Clad in colourful dresses, people in large numbers were seen attending congregational prayers. The festivity begins early morning when men, women and children leave their homes to be part of prayers.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who had been placed under house arrest, used the cell phone to make a speech to the Friday congregation at Eidgah. Police had sent an additional possee to his Nigeen mansion to tell him that he can not move out on Eid.
The faithful assembled in Kargil and offerred Eid Namaz, praying for peace and prosperity for the entire state.
Celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety men, women and children thronged Eidgah’s and Masjid’s in large number to participate in congregational prayers.
Near to her Fairview residence, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, joined hundreds of people to offer her Eid prayers at Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Sahib (RA), Sonwar. She prayed for peace, prosperity and well-being of the people of the State on the occasion, the spokesman said.
After offering nimaz, Mehbooba Mufti interacted with the people and extended Eid greetings to them. She had earlier visited Dara Shikoh Park at Bijbehara and offered fateha her father, former Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
This Eid was no different. Clashes between youth and police erupted after the Eid prayers were over in Srinagar’s Eidgah and in parts of south and north Kashmir.
Reports said youth resorted to sloganeering and stone pelting after the Eid prayers were over in the sprawling Eidgah on Saturday. The police used tear smoke shells and attempted chasing the crowds away.
Stones. Smoke. Shells. Batons. Forces and youth fought pitched battles for many hours in Srinagar.
However by and large Eid remained incident free.