Amid tears, sobs, Pattan youth laid to rest at his native village

Srinagar, May 16: Amid tears, sobs, the youth from Chenabal area of Pattan who succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday evening was Thursday laid to rest at his native place.
Arshad Ahmad Dar, who had sustained grievous injuries during clashes in Mirgund area a few days ago succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura here on late Wednesday evening.
Sources said that Arshid was buried in his native village at Chanabal before Sehri today.
A top Shia cleric and Peoples Conference (PC) general Secretary, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari had on Wednesday evening in a tweet urged people to maintain peace and brotherhood.
“Our Arshid Hussain Dar is no more. I appeal to all brothers and sisters to kindly recite Surah Al Fatiha on his name. Please maintain peace and brotherhood for his sake May Allah grant him highest place in Jannah,” Imran had tweeted.
Moreover, restrictions were imposed in various places in Pattan to thwart any possible protests today. Besides, the mobile internet speed was reduced to 2G at various places in Srinagar and Budgam districts.
Moreover, most of the schools and colleges across the Valley continued to remain closed for the second straight day as precautionary measure.
The schools were closed in view of the protests by students against the alleged rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
The higher secondaries and colleges continued to remain closed in various districts including Anantnag, Bandipora, Srinagar and others. The students of Amar Singh College and Degree College Bemina clashed with the forces during protest on Tuesday.
Notably, the students from various educational institutions carried out a protest rally since Monday to protest against Sumbal incident, demanding stern action against the culprit. (KNS)