Protesters wave Pak, ISIS flags in Srinagar; pelt stones on forces after Eid Namaz, several injured

SRINAGAR, AUG 22: Several protestors took to streets in Srinagar, waving the Pakistan national flag and ISIS symbols on the day of Eid al-Adha. Unidentified persons also pelted stones on security forces.
The incident took place on Wednesday after the city residents gathered together for morning Namaz at a mosque on Eid.
Footage showed protestors carrying black banners with words ‘Musa Army’ in an alleged reference to Zakir Musa, the head of an al-Qaeda linked militant group.
Clashes erupted in several parts of Kashmir valley on Wednesday after congregational Eid prayers, leaving several protesters and a CRPF man injured.
Reports said that clashes erupted in Ashajipora and Janglat Mandi area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag town after the conclusion of congregational Eid prayers.
They said several protesters were injured in the forces’ action. A protester suffered a pellet injury in his eye. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment, said an eye witness.
Reports said a CRPF man was injured in clashes in Janglat Mandi area of the town.
Clashes were also reported from Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district where youth tried to hold a demonstration at the Main Chowk.
An eye witness said that youth held a march soon after the conclusion of prayers at Eidgah Noorbagh. He said the forces fired tear gas after youth pelted them with stones.
Clashes also erupted in frontier district of Kupwara after thousands of people held a protest demonstration in Kupwara town.
An eye witness said that the protesters raised anti-government and pro-militant slogans.
He said clashes erupted after the police fired tear gas to foil the protest near Regipora bridge.
In Srinagar, Hurriyat(M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took a dig at the authorities for what he said showing total disrespect and disregard for Eid prayers.