Barzulla shuts for day two

Srinagar

A complete shutdown was observed in Barzulla area of Srinagar on second consecutive day today over the killing of a local militant.

Reports said that all the shops, private offices, and other business establishments remained closed in the area while transport is off the roads.

The shut was observed on the second consecutive day over the killing of a local militant Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Kachama forests on June 29 and then buried in Tunga Top forest area after the government failed to establish the identity.

On July 31, 2018, late evening the body of the slain militant was handed over to his family for the last rites and hundreds of people participated in funeral prayers at his ancestral graveyard in Barzulla. An official said that the permission for exhumation of the body was granted today after DNA samples of the slain militant matched with those claiming to be his kin.

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