Video: Mourners brave snow to participate in funeral of Lashkar militant in Sopore

Thousands of people on Friday participated in the funeral prayers of a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Muzaffar Ahmad Naiku who was killed in an encounter with forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Video: Mourners brave snow to participate in funeral of Lashkar militant in Sopore
Mourners brave snow to participate in last rites of Lashkar militant in Sopore. Junaid Bhat/GK

Thousands of people on Friday participated in the funeral prayers of a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Muzaffar Ahmad Naiku who was killed in an encounter with forces in central Kashmir's Budgam district.

Witnesses said that people braved rain and snowfall and staged a pro-freedom demonstration after the funeral prayers of Naiku alias Muza Moulvi at his native Batpora village of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, they said.

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