Multiple funeral prayers for slain militant to accommodate thousands of mourners

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Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral prayers of Jehangir Ahmad Khanday, who was killed along with two more militants in a gunfight with forces in Bahmnoo village of Pulwama in southern part of Kashmir on Monday.

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Reports said that the funeral prayers were held five times to accommodate the huge rush of people marching from different areas in Chak Keller – ancestral village of Jehangir in Shopian district.

People were seen wailing while men and children raised pro-freedom slogans during his last rites.

Jehangir and two of his associates were killed in an over 20-hour long operation that began at 7 am yesterday.

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