Thousands throng funeral prayers of slain militant in Pampore; clashes erupt

Thousands throng funeral prayers of slain militant in Pampore; clashes erupt
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Srinagar: Thousands of people on Thursday participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant in Pampore southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Witnesses said that people from several adjoining areas of Drangbal thronged Eidgah Pampore where the funeral prayers to slain militant Muhammad Amin Mir were offered.

They said that Mir’s body was taken in a massive procession to Eidgah from his home in Drangbal amid pro-freedom slogans.

Meanwhile, reports said that soon after the funeral prayers culminated youths pelted government forces with rocks and stones who retaliated firing tear smoke shells and pellet fires.

The clashes were going on when this report was being filed.