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Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of JeM terrorist commander violating the COVID-19 protocols and Centre’s advisories on social distancing.

The Hindu and India Today news articles confirm that hundreds of people gathered at the funeral of JeM terrorist violating the Centre's advisory.

The Hindu and India Today news articles confirm that hundreds of people gathered at the funeral of JeM terrorist violating the Centre's advisory.A 23-year-old commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed was killed by security forces in an encounter on 8 April 2020 in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The police had handed over the terrorist’s body to the kins and advised them to follow the covid-19 lockdown guidelines and stay indoors. But hundreds of locals, together with family, participated in the funeral thus flouting the protocol issued by the government to maintain social distance in the wake of coronavirus. Further, an FIR had been registered by the police against unidentified people for violating the lockdown and assembling at the funeral.

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