Pampore stays shut over local militant’s killing

Pampore stays shut over local militant’s killing
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PAMPORE: People in Pampore town continued to observe a shutdown, for the fourth consecutive day, on Sunday in protest against the killing of local Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Mohammad Amin Mir alias Abu Ismail.
Hundreds of people visited the militant’s home in Drangbal area on Sunday to offer prayers for the departed soul and express solidarity with the bereaved family.
Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that all shops and business establishments remained shut while thin movement of traffic was visible on the roads in Pampore.
Amid deployment of government forces, traffic was plying smoothly on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pampore.
Hundreds of people, including religious scholars, and pro-freedom leaders visited Amin’s residence in Drangbal to express sympathy and solidarity with his family, eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader.
Mohammad Amin Mir was killed by government forces along with his associate Mukhtar Ahmad Khan of Budgam on Thursday in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.