Thousands participate in Srinagar militant’s funeral

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Srinnagar—Thousands of people amid restrictions participated in the last rites of local slain militant at Parimpora area of Srinagar city.

Mugees Ahmed Mir was killed in a brief gun fight at Zakura area in the outskirts of Srinagar city yesterday.

Reports said that thousands of people assembled at Parimpora to participate in the funeral proces­sion of the Mir. Women were seen wailing and showering confection­aries and flower petals on the body that was placed in a lorry.

The slain militant was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans.

Meanwhile, life was disrupted in parts of Srinagar city due to restric­tions imposed by authorities in ar­eas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Safakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Parimpora, Maisuma and Kralkhud.

Heavy contingent of government forces personnel were deployed in restive parts of Srinagar city while concertina wire

Parimpora road was sealed by police while all the vehicles coming from North Kashmir were diverted to Bemina Bypass.

Train service was also suspended across Kashmir Valley. A Railway official said that service was sus­pended as a precautionary measure.

Class work at Kashmir University was suspended; however, class 10th and 12th examinations were conduct­ed as per schedule. (CNS)

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