Amid Shutdown slain former militant laid to rest in Tral

Srinagar

Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, the slain former militant, who was killed in a grenade attack near police station Tral on Monday afternoon was laid to rest at his ancestral village in Wagad area of Tral.

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Reports said that thousands of people including men and women participated in the funeral prayers of the slain.

Reports said due to a massive rush of mourners, a number of rounds of funeral prayers were held. Mourners had turned up form a number of adjoining villages.

During the funeral procession, people raised massive pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India protests. Emotional scenes were witnessed before and after the funeral prayers were held for Mushtaq in his native village of Wagad.

Though forces had sealed all the entry and exit points leading towards Tral but people from adjacent areas assembled at Wagad Grave Yard in thousands and participated in the funeral procession.

According to reports, Mushtaq’s body was carried by mourners amid intense sloganeering from his home to a local ground where his funeral prayers were held.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Tral and Aripal townships against his killing.

All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the roads.

(The photograph used for this story does not belong to this event).

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