Thousands Participate in Slain Pulwama Youth’s Funeral

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Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed

Thousands of people Sunday took part in the funeral prayers of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Raqib Bashir who died in a gun-battle with forces last evening in Gundpur village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed

Witnesses said that the mourners kept filling the streets in Zadoora, ancestral village of Raqib, since early Sunday morning.

Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed

In adjacent Newa village, youths hurled rocks at the police and paramilitary forces who responded by bursting tear smoke shells.

Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed
Kashmir Life Photo by Viqar Syed

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in the area, including the Pulwama town.

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