Bitter Eid: BSF-Pakistan Rangers Won’t Exchange Sweets

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There will not be any exchange of sweets at Attari border on the occasion of Eid, on Saturday, between the Border Security Force (BSF) troops and the Pakistani Rangers, as per sources.

This came in the light of simmering tension between India and Pakistan after the ceasefire violations in the Jammu region.

The sweet exchange between the two forces is a usual trend on the special occasions, such as Eid and Diwali.

According to the sources, Pakistani rangers showed interest in going ahead with the ritual, but BSF was not interested.

Tension gripped the border areas after an incident in Samba region, where four BSF personnel were martyred .

Meanwhile, one person was killed during clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir on Saturday even as men, women and children dressed in their best thronged mosques and Eidgah across the Valley for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

Sheeraz Ahmed was hurt during the clashes at Brakpora in Anantnag and he later succumbed to injuries, police said, adding another person was injured in the clashes in Safakadal.

Muslims from all walks of life started making a beeline to the Eidgah (prayer ground) or a mosque for offering the Eid prayers as a thanksgiving for the month-long fasting of Ramadhan.

The biggest gathering was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where thousands of faithful offered the Eid prayers, officials said. (IANS)

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