On the Day of Eid-ul-Adha, 2 More Killed


[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”9038″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]]Srinagar: Two people were killed and several others injured during clashes with security forces in Kashmir. A protester was killed by a tear gas shell in the northern area of Bandipora, another protester was killed by the use of pellet gun in Shopian in the south. At least 60 people were injured in clashes in 10 different places in the valley.

A 19-year-old, Mustafa Ahmed Mir, was killed and at least 20 others injured when security forces and protestors clashed in Bandipora (less than 70 km from Srinagar) on Tuesday morning, reports said. Mir was declared dead on arrival at Sub-district hospital Baramulla, health officials said. Clashes erupted in Bandipora after forces prevented people from marching towards the Eidgah where they were planning to offer Eid prayers.

Clashes were also reported from South Kashmir after a young man named Shahid Ahmed was killed during fresh protests at Bonpora in the Shopian district, another police official said. 
Protesters have defied restrictions in many places across Kashmir, taking out demonstrations. Several people have been injured in clashes with security forces across the valley.

For the first time since 1947 – India’s Independence day, Eid prayers today are not being held at the famous Eidgah and Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar. 

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