SRINAGAR: Funeral prayers in absentia were held in Kashmir Valley on Friday for Moulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was executed by Bangladesh earlier this week for his “war crimes”.
The call for the prayers was given by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. Geelani had termed Nizami’s execution as political vengeance.
In Srinagar, people gathered outside Masjid at several places to offer prayers for Nizami. The prayers were organised by Hurriyat (G).
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat (G) said thousands of people offered the funeral prayers at Masjid Bilal at Abi Guzar here. They were led by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat senior leader Raja Mehraj-ud-din, it said.
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat also organised funeral prayers at mosques in Handwara, Kupwara, and at its other district headquarters in north Kashmir.
“The people on the occasion raised slogans against the tyrannical rule in Bangladesh and condemned the anti-Islam actions of the Bangladesh government,” the statement said.
In south Kashmir, the prayers were held at Awantipora, Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Tral, and Pulwama.
At Tahab Pulwama, people were reported to have organised a mourning procession. The march concluded at the residence of slain Hizbul Mujhadeen militant Ishfaq Ahmed Baba, who was recently killed in a gunfight with the government forces at Panzgam.