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01 February 2018 - 12:18
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Rasa - Thousands of people have gathered to attend a massive funeral for a renowned Shia cleric in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Thousands attend the funeral of a Shia cleric in Budgam district of Indian-controlled Kashmir, January 30, 2018. (Photo by Press TV)

RNA - A large number of mourners held the funeral ceremony for well-known Islamic scholar Agha Syed Muhammad Fazlullah in Budgam district of the Muslim-majority region on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

 

He passed away at his ancestral home in the region early on Monday after a brief illness.

 

Fazlullah was a son of Aga Syed Yousuf al-Moosavi al-Safvi, the founder of Anjuman Sharie Shian, a largest socio-politico-religious organization of Shia Muslims in the valley.

 

Agha Fazlullah, 70, who studied at a religious seminary in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf was a widely respected intellectual, educationist and leader with massive following in Kashmir. 

 

Local residents say Agha was a visionary leader and a strong advocate of Muslim unity and intra-faith dialogue. His contribution in social, cultural and religious spheres in Kashmir is unparalleled. They say the late cleric had always worked for the welfare of all sections of the society.

 

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