Srinagar: Thousands of Muslims offered Eid Prayers across Kashmir on Monday at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
There were large Eid-ul-Fitr prayer congregations at Eidgah, Hazratbal and other places in the summer capital Srinagar.
Similar assemblies were seen in Baramulla, Sopore, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag district in the Kashmir Valley.
Clashes between police and stone-pelting youths occurred in the south Kashmir town of Anantnag and Pulwama while as minor incidents of clashes were also reported from other parts of Kashmir.
Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had asked its personnel to avoid Eid prayers in public places in the wake of mob lynching of a deputy superintendent of police outside the Jama Masjid Srinagar.
Police personnel had been advised to offer prayers in mosques in district police lines or protected mosques. The advisory has been marked to all police stations, all wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army’s Chinar Corps, ITBP, SSB, CRPF, BSF and CISF.
Asked about the advisory, Director General of Police S P Vaid said: “It is good to take precautions”.
“They (police personnel) are my men, I will advise them. They are my children, so we will advise them to take precautions,” he said.