Protests erupt after Eid prayers in Indian held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Protests led by Hurriyat were held in several parts of Indian Occupied Kashmir including Anantnag and Srinagar after the Eid prayers on Saturday, the Indian media reported.


Reportedly, Pakistani flags were also raised during the protests.

A group of youths clashed with Indian police and paramilitary forces in Eidgah area of the city soon after the Eid prayers concluded.

Similarly, clashes were witnessed in Kothibagh area of the city.

Hurriyat Conference spokesman said that they will utilise the occasion to stress that India and Pakistan cannot resolve their “secondary issues” without including Kashmir in the dialogue process.

The two countries both control part of Kashmir, but claim the territory in full and have fought two wars over it.

Kashmiris demand either independence from Hindu-majority India or a merger with Muslim-majority Pakistan.

Thousands of innocent people have been killed in Indian military crackdown since 1989.