Mehbooba Mufti offers prayers at Sayeed’s grave

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday offered ‘Fateha’ prayers at her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s grave in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Monday is the 40th day of mourning for Mufti Sayeed who died on January 7 in a New Delhi hospital.

Mehbooba Mufti accompanied by her mother Nusrat Ara, brother Tasaduq Mufti, sister Rubiaya Sayeed and other members of the family went to Bijbehara town to offer prayers at her father’s grave.

Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary troops was made all along the 40-km road from Srinagar to Bijbehara town to secure passage for the Mufti family.

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While restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar, heavy deployment of security forces has been made in all major towns in south and north Kashmir areas to maintain law and order on Monday.

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Danish, according to police, died because a tear-smoke shell hit him on the head when protestors were trying to break the cordon laid during a gunfight in the area.

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