Demonstration in Shopian over death of property dealer

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Shopian (J-K), Sep 10 (ANI): Hundreds of residents on Wednesday took to the streets in Shopian town, 60 km from Srinagar, after a missing local was found dead.

Frenzied locals raised anti-India slogans during the funeral procession of Mohammad Hussain Zargar, a prominent member of the local 'Majlis-e-Mushawarat' (council for discussion), the organisation that spearheaded protests to seek justice for the rape and murder of two Muslim women.

The body of Zargar, a 42-year-old property dealer, was discovered on Tuesday He was missing since Saturday and residents alleged he had died under mysterious circumstances.

Government offices and schools remained closed and business activity came to a standstill in the town on Wednesday after Majlis-e-Mushawarat gave a shutdown call demanding a probe into Zargar's death.

"Nothing can be said at this time. The post-mortem report is not out, when the report is out only then we can clear about that what has happened. Let's wait for report then we will talk about it and thereafter investigations also take place, things become clear then we will come out with a positive response on the case, well," said Muhammad Shafi Khan, spokesman for the majlis. (ANI)

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