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Violence in several parts of Kashmir on Eid-ul-Fitr

26 Jun 2017 | By Gogona Saikia

Clashes between locals and security forces were reported from parts of Kashmir even as the Valley reveled in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on June 26.

Anantnag, Rajpora, Safakadal, Shopian and Sopore were some parts which witnessed violence. There are no reports of casualties though.

Forces had to turn to tear gas as protesters pelted stones and damaged property.

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Meanwhile, to mark the end of Ramzan, people in the Valley visited mosques and Eidgahs to offer prayers.

Large gatherings were reported from Sonawar and Soura, and "at all districts headquarters and major towns of the Valley".

The largest function was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine, where over 50,000 devotees offered prayers.