SRINAGAR - Thousands gathered to stage pro-Pakistan and anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar and other parts of the Indian-held Jammu Kashmir on the first day of Eidul Fitr with some youth clashing with security forces, amid reports that Pakistani flags had also been unfurled, according to Radio Pakistan.
Veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani had on July 17 called for peaceful protests after Eid prayers against the Indian occupation of the territory to mark accession day, APP had reported on Friday.
On Saturday, soon after Eidul Fitr prayers had ended, many staged peaceful protests, with some of them unfurling Pakistani flags.
However, matters soon escalated as some protesters clashed with security forces in Srinagar and Anantnag, pelting the latter with stones. Indian forces fired tear gas at the protesters to disperse them. Local police confirmed that Pakistani flags had been unfurled, Indian Express reported.