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People attend funeral of militant killed in Sopore encounter in North Kashmir; FIR lodged

People attend funeral of militant killed in Sopore encounter in North Kashmir; FIR lodged

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2020 6:29 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Locals defied lockdown to attend funeral of militant killed in Sopore encounter in North Kashmir. Sopore police have lodged FIR against unknown persons who attended the funeral of JeM militant Sajad Nawab Dar.

Sajad Nawab Dar’s family had given in writing that on receiving that body they would stick to social distancing, but that was clearly not the case.

Some 400 people attended the funeral despite government asking people to stay indoors as number of coronavirus cases are rising the region.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 144 cases of coronavirus, out of which 134 are active cases.

India is on a 21 day nationwide total shutdown that ends on April 14. The unusual move was taken to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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