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Multiple rounds of funeral prayers held for slain militants in south Kashmir

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Pulwama, Jan 23: The six militants who were killed in two gunfights in Budgam and Shopian districts were laid to rest at their ancestral graveyards in south Kashmir after multiple rounds of funeral prayers on Wednesday.

Witnesses said tens of thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the militants, even as their associates turned up at the funeral of Syed Ruban at Nazneenpora and offered a gun-salute.

They said that multiple rounds of funeral prayers were held to accommodate huge rush of mourners who had marched to the native villages of the slain militants from nearby and far-off places.

The slain militants included an IPS officer’s brother Shamsul Haq.

Hurriyat-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani telephonically addressed the mourners at the funeral of Shamsul Haq in Shopian.

Haq was also cousin of another slain Hurriyat activist turned militant Zubair Ahmed Turray, who was killed during a gunfight in April last year.

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