Funeral prayers in absentia offered for slain Hizb militants in central Kashmir’s Beerwah

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Srinagar: Hundreds of people in Beerwah town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday held funeral prayers in absentia for slain scholar turned militant Mannan Wani.

The prayers were held immediately after the congregational Friday prayers culminated in the town.

Witnesses said that hundreds of people after Friday prayers at grand mosque assembled in the main town and offered absentia prayers to the slain militants who were killed on Thursday by government forces in Shatgund are of Handwara in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

They said that people later dispersed peacefully.