JK: Protest, pro-independence slogan echoed on Eid

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Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8:27 [IST]
 
Protest irrupted in JK on Eid

Srinagar, Nov 18: Despite all efforts by Jammu Kashmir police to mar any protest in the state during Bakri-Eid on Wednesday, Nov 17, agitation irrupted in the state as soon as the Eid-prayer was finished.

Government officials stated that hundred of youths raised pro-independence slogans, pelted stones at security forces and torched a police vehicle in the valley in the morning of Eid.

To avoid Sep 2010 like protest in which a procession led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq turned violent after Eid prayers, most of the separatists leaders were put under house arrest on Nov 17.

Besides separatists leaders like Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Shahid-ul-Islam, Hurriyat factions' chairmen Miwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah were also not allowed to lead any prayers.

Other separatists bodies condemned the move taken by the state government as they stated, "Stopping the Mirwaiz from offering Eid prayers is a deplorable act. We condemn it in one voice."

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