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. While restrictions had been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar, heavy deployment of security forces had been made in all major towns in south and north Kashmir areas to maintain law and order. A shutdown called by separatists affected life in the Kashmir Valley as public transport, markets and other businesses remained closed.

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