Kashmiris offer Friday prayers under tight vigil

August 09, 2019 07:24 pm | Updated August 10, 2019 12:26 am IST - Srinagar

Security personnel on a street in Srinagar on August 9, 2019.

Security personnel on a street in Srinagar on August 9, 2019.

Most Friday congregations in Srinagar passed off peacefully, barring a major procession at Soura against the Centre’s decision to divest Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.

An official said stone-throwing started at Soura, Nowshera, Rambagh, Barzalla and Rainawari after the prayers. At the end of the procession from Soura to Ali Jan Road, 4,000 people clashed with security men for hours. Several mosques in Pulwama passed resolutions against the dilution of Article 370.

The Army had warned mosques in Kulgam against political sermons. A policeman , Nasir Ahmed, was beaten up by a mob in Hawal.

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