South Kashmir is observing complete shutdown against the Dialgam killings. Two militants including a top LeT commander Bashir Lashkar were killed in a gunfight at Tangwada Brenti Dialgam on Saturday. Two civilians including a woman were also killed near encounter site.
Thousands of mourners participated in the funeral procession of the slain militants and civilians at their native villages amid pro-freedom and pro-Islamic slogans.
Eyewitnesses said that all the shops and business establishments remained shut and transport is also off the roads in south Kashmir.
Two civilians Tahira and Shadab were laid to rest at their native places yesterday.
However, militants were laid to rest today at their native places.
Bashir Lashkar alias Abu Ukasha was laid to rest in his native village Soaf of Kokernag area. Thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers.
As per eyewitness, there were about 6 round of funeral prayers held due to heavy rush of mourners.
Witnesses added, people including men, women and children from different areas of South Kashmir reached Soaf village from yesterday to participate in his funeral prayers. People were shouting pro-Islam, Pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Pertinently, Bashir Lashkar was carrying a bounty of 10 lakh on his head and was involved in many cases including the killing of 6 policemen in Achabal last month.
Bashir was a Pakistan trained militant who remained in Pakistan for more than 12 years. Then he came back to Kashmir and was detained and was in police custody for about 2 years. Then he again joined militant ranks in 2015 and was considered to be the new icon of militancy especially in Anantnag district.
Azad Malik alias Dada was also laid to rest in his native village in Arwani area amid pro-freedom slogans. He had joined militancy in January 2017.