Srinagar, September 26: Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a slain youth, Abdul Majeed Mir, in Nowpora area of Sopore, today.
Abdul Majeed Mir along with another youth was killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Tujar Sharief area of the Sopore, yesterday.
Eyewitnesses told media that thousands of people from Sopore, Zainageer, Harwan, Bomai and other areas assembled at Eidgah in Nowpora and offered funeral prayers for Abdul Majeed Mir. They said that a large number of mourners shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans carried his body in a procession to the graveyard for burial. The participants of the funeral also waved Pakistan’s national flag.
Meanwhile, Sopore and its adjoining areas observed a complete shutdown to mourn the killing of the youth.
The authorities ordered closure of all educational institutions in Sopore sub-division to prevent demonstrations against the killings.