Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Srinagar amid restrictions

Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Srinagar amid restrictions

Srinagar: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant commander Mugees Ahmad Mir on Saturday in Srinagar’s Parimpora area. From early morning, people thronged the slain militant’s residence despite police and paramilitary forces having sealed all entry and exit points to Parimpora. Photojournalists complained that police and paramilitary did not allow them […]

Mugees was in city to buy weapons or snatch them: police

Mugees was in city to buy weapons or snatch them: police

Srinagar: Police had information that militant commander Mugees Ahmad was in Srinagar to make “weapons deal or snatch them”, which is why they launched the operation in Zakura on Friday evening, Srinagar police chief Imtiyaz Ismail Parray told Kashmir Reader. “We exactly knew that Mugees, the militant, was moving in the area and we launched […]

Mugees wished his body to be draped in the Islamic flag

Mugees wished his body to be draped in the Islamic flag

SRINAGAR: On April 2 last year, Mugees Ahmad Mir disappeared from his home. Yesterday, on November 17, his mother Hajra Bano, 55, received a call from an unknown number. It was Mugees, saying that he wanted to meet her. Basharat, Mugees’s younger brother, recalled, “I was at my gym when my mother came rushing. She […]

Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Baramulla: Palhalan area of Pattan remained shut for the second straight day on Thursday in protest and mourning over the killing of local militant Ashiq Ahmad Bhat. Reports said that all shops and business centers, including tuition centers for children, remained closed, though traffic continued to ply on roads. Reports also said that thousands of […]

Thousands of mourners, gun salutes at Hizb militant’s funeral

Thousands of mourners, gun salutes at Hizb militant’s funeral

Kulgam: Thousands of people participated in multiple rounds of funeral prayers held for slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Muzammil Manzoor Dar in Badroo village of Yaripora in Kulgam district on Wednesday. Militants also appeared at the funeral and offered gun salutes. Muzammil was killed in a gunfight with government forces in the forest area of Haalan-Kond in […]

‘Ashiq picked up gun after father was severely beaten’

WAILING WOMAN: An elderly woman crying during the funeral of Ashiq Ahmad Bhat at Palhalan, Pattan | Photo: Faisal Khan

‘Ashiq picked up gun after father was severely beaten’

Baramulla: Hizb militant Ashiq Ahmad Bhat, resident of Tantray Pora, Palhalan, was laid to rest in the martyrs’ graveyard of Palhalan on Tuesday afternoon. Ashiq’s body was handed over to his family on Monday night by the police. He was buried at about 12:30pm on Tuesday. When the news of his death reached his native […]

Sopore mourns over Toib’s death

Sopore mourns over Toib’s death

Sopore: People stayed awake the whole night in Brath village of Sopore so that at the first ray of light they could begin gathering for the funeral of Toib Majeed Mir, a young militant from their village who was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Monday evening. The body of Toib was kept […]

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