Amid shutdown, internet gag; teenage boy, two militants laid to rest

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By FK WEB DESK on 25/01/2018.

Qayoom Khan


Srinagar, Jan 25: Amid massive protests, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two militants and a civilian in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday.

People from all the neighbouring villages reached Qalampora where they participated in funeral of civilian Shakir Ahmad Mir, a teenage boy.

Several rounds of funerals were offered for the slain boy amid Pro-freedom slogans.

Both the militants were also laid to rest amid pro-independence and anti-government slogans.

The deceased militants have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Wani son of Hilal Ahmad of Chaigund Adou and Firdous Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Rashid of Ganapora, were also laid to rest in their respective villages.

The civilian minor boy Shakir Ahmad Mir was killed while as the two girls suffered injuries at Chaigund Audoo Shopian near encounter site on Wednesday evening.

The Police say that the girls as well as the minor boy Shakir Ahmad Mir were caught in cross firing and as such have not suffered injuries in law and order situation.

Meanwhile, a complete spontaneous shutdown was observed in twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian and its adjoining areas against the killings.

All shops and other business establishments remained closed in these areas while public transport is off the roads.

The authorities have snapped internet services in Pulwama and Shopian districts since yesterday, while as railway authorities suspended train service to south Kashmir. (GNS)

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