Three militants of Ansar Gozwatul Hind and civilian who were killed yesterday in a brief encounter with government forces at Gulab Bagh area of Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were laid to rest at their native villages.
Three militants of Zakir Musa group namely Zahid Ahmad Bhat from Nawdal, Tral, Ishaq Ahmed from Batgund Tral and Muhammad Ashraf Dar from Bag e Trich Pulwama were killed in yesterday’s gunfight.
Soon after encounter one civilian namely Mohammad Younis Sheikh of Saimoh Tral was killed in clashes with government forces.
Ishaq, Ashraf and civilian Younis were laid to rest at their ancestral graveyards late evening yesterday while as Zahid Ahmad of Batagund Tral was laid to rest today in the morning at his ancestral graveyard.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain Ashraf who was laid to rest after multiple funeral prayers amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans at Bag e Trich village of Ratnipora area of Pulwama district.
Ishaq Ahmed was laid to rest yesterday late evening at his ancestral village Batgund of Tral area after multiple funerals amid pro Islam, Pro militant and pro-freedom slogans. Thousands of people participated in his funeral.
Eyewitnesses said that a group of militants appeared in the funeral of Ishaq and offered gun salutes to their senior colleague, who was active from last two years.
Teenage civilian Younis Sheikh who was killed during clashes near encounter site was laid to rest yesterday late night amid pro-freedom slogans at his ancestral village Saimoh Tral.
Meanwhile Zahid Ahmad of Nawdal Tral was laid to rest today in the morning at his ancestral graveyard amid pro freedom slogans after multiple funerals prayers that were held since last evening.
Thousands of people including women and children participated in his funeral prayers.
Meanwhile complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.