Azad Jammu and Kashmir celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr

MIRPUR: Like the relaxation of Pakistan, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday with religious fervor and gaiety. The biggest Eid collecting was kept at central Eidgah and central Mosques in the State’s capital city where Ulema in their sermons pointed out the significance of the sanctified festival in the backdrop of the Islamic record.

Meanwhile, 1000s of Muslims thronged to several Eidgahs, shrines, and Masajid in most 10 districts of AJK this morning to provide Eid prayers. On the celebration, imams prayed for upholding of the teachings of Islam, promotion of calmness, unity, integrity, and harmony among the Muslim Ummah. Elaborate preparations were made by the divisional and districts administrations at all 3 divisional and district headquarters for events of Eid festival across the liberated territory.

Meanwhile, in occupied Jammu & Kashmir, clashes erupted between Kashmiri youth and Indian occupying forces at various places post-Eid prayers in which scores of youth, engaged in the Kashmir independence struggle, sustained injuries, says a report achieving here Wednesday night from across the line of control. Clashes broke out in Sopore and Kupwara Wednesday morning that continued till evening during which armed Indian occupational forces utilized tear gas canisters to disperse the agitating youth, the reports declared adding that information is awaited.

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