Funeral prayers offered for Mullah Omar, Yaqoob Memon at Kashmir University

Srinagar: Hundreds of students and the faculty members at the Kashmir University today offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain Taliban Chief Mullah Mohammad Omar and Mohammad Yaqoob Memon.

Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of students and faculty members after congregational Friday prayers, offered Gaibana Nimaz-e-Jinaza of the Taliban chief Mullah Omar and the 1993 Mumbai blast convict, Yaqub Memon.

While, Mullah Omar’s death was confirmed two days earlier by Afghan media, Yaqub was hanged inside the Nagpur Jail on Thursday after being convicted for the 1993 Mumbai blasts that caused death of at least 275 people and wounded hundreds.