Braving rain thousands attend Sopore militant’s funeral

militant funeral, sopore
File photo. Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla

Despite incessant rains thousands of people on Friday participated in the funeral of Tehreek ul Mujahidin militant Naseer Teli, killed in a gunfight with government forces at Sagipora area of Handwara in north Kashmir on Thursday night.

Teli, a resident of Gulabad Arampora area of Handwara had joined militant ranks recently.

Reports said the body of Teli’s  was given to his family at 2 am in the night and was laid to rest amid massive protest and pro-freedom slogans at 10 pm in Chinkipora area of Sopore in which thousands of people participated.

Teli was killed in a brief gunfight with government forces when he and his other associates were traveling in a car.

Meanwhile, strict restrictions have been placed in parts of Sopore to prevent protests against the killing.

 

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