Clashes near Magam after absentia prayers for slain Burhan

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Clashes erupted in Chichlora area near Magam town of central Kashmir after funeral prayers in absentia were held for slain militant commander Burhan Wani on Saturday.

Witnesses said that scores of people assembled in Chichlora on Srinagar-Gulmarg road and offered prayers for the 21-year-old ‘poster boy’ of new-age militancy in Kashmir.

Police and paramilitary forces lobbed teargas shells at the protesters who were pelting stones.

Clashes were going on at the time of filing of this report.

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