Shutdown & Clashes in Anantnag

ANANTNAG:  Amid clashes and procession South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Friday observed a complete shutdown to mourn the death of a local militant Mushtaq Ahmed who was killed in a gun fight with Forces at Kalhar Kokarnag area on January 26.

Eyewitnesses told media that all the shops and other business establishments remained shut in the district while large number of mourners offered special prayers in favour of the slain militant at his native Pushwara grave yard.

Reports said that large number of people took out an anti-India procession in Pushwara village. The march was led by various separatist leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Sidique and Abdul Samad Inqalabi.

Agitated youth clashed with government forces at a number of places in the town including Bakshi Abad, KP Road, General Bus Stand and Nandpora Khanabal. Police exercised maximum restrain and did not retaliate to stone-pelting.

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