Multiple funerals were held on Sunday for two slain Jaish-e-Mohammad militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in the forest area of Satoora of Tral township in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The militants who were killed on Saturday were laid to rest at their respective ancestral graveyards.
Pro-freedom, pro militant and pro-Islam slogans were raised during the funeral of both slain militants, Mukhtar Ahmad Lone of Ameerabad Tral and Parvaiz Ahmad Mir at their native villages. As per witnesses four funeral prayers were held in Ameerabad, Tral, and and three at Rakh e Lajurah area.
Thousands of people, including men women and children had part in the last rites of the slain militants.
The bodies of the slain militants were handed over to the local police station and later to their families late last night. Mukhtar Ahmad Lone alias Bitta Molvi had joined militant ranks last month.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Tral, Pulwama and its adjacent areas of the district to mourn the deaths of three militants killed in a gun-battle with government forces on Saturday at Tral.
Militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad has paid rich tributes to the three militants killed during a gunfight.
Spokesperson Jaish-e-Muhammad, Muhammad Hasan Shah told a local news agency over phone that three of its “brave militants attained martyrdom” while taking on hundreds of Indian Army personnel.
“We will avenge their deaths in coming days. They fought valiantly and sacrificed their lives for a sacred Cause,” the spokesperson said and added that one of the slain militants was a guest and did not hail from Kashmir.