On JRL call, absentia funeral prayers offered to slain Shopian militants in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Funeral prayers in absentia were held on Sunday for slain militants and civilian killed by government forces on Saturday in Shopian. While militants were killed in a gun fight, the civilian was killed by army after they fired live bullets on protesters protesting the militants killings. The gunfight took place in Killora village.

Local sources said that dozens of residents assembled in Jenab Sahib Soura after Zuhr prayers and offered the funeral prayers for the slain militants and the civilian.

Similar reports were received from Miasma and other parts of the city. Reports of minor stone pelting post the funeral prayers were received from Jenab Sahib Soura.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had asked people to offer prayers for the slain.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar has condemned the killing of a cattle trader by army in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Mohd Rafiq a cattle trader from Ramban shot dead by RR men in the dead of night while Shakeel is struggling for life. Is it part of the Muslim killing under the garb of “cow protection” or Kashmiri killing under garb of “AntiNational” we wonder! Strongly condemn this barbarity of State,” tweeted Mirwaiz.