On JRL’s call, funeral prayers in absentia held across Kashmir
Srinagar: Following the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), funeral prayers in absentia for slain Pulwama civilians and militants were held at various places across the Valley after Zuhr (afternoon) prayers.
The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had asked people to offer the funeral prayers in absentia and had urged people to visit the bereaved families of Pulwama to express solidarity with them.
As soon as the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers culminated, people especially pro-freedom party leaders and activists took to the streets and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain Pulwama civilians and militants who were killed last Saturday during an encounter and post gunfight clashes.
Hurriyat Conference (G) activists and workers offered Nimaz-e-Jinaza in absentia at various places. The leaders and workers from the amalgam offered Nimaz-e-Jinaza in absentia at Amira Kadal Lal Chowk.
The funerals in absentia were offered after Zuhr (afternoon) prayers at Jamia Masjid and various places for the seven civilians and three militants in which hundreds of people participated.
Leaders and activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) assembled in the lawns of Jamia Masjid Hyderpora soon after the culmination of Zuhr prayers and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain civilians and militants killed in Pulwama.
A TeH leader said that slogans were also raised after the culmination of prayers and tributes were paid to the slain militants and civilians.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders and activities also offered funeral prayers for Pulwama slain at Maisuma here.
JKLF leader informed that after offering funeral prayers in absentia at Maisuma here, tributes were paid to those who were killed in Pulwama and participants expressed solidarity with kin and kith of Pulwama slain.
Meanwhile, the funeral prayers in absentia were also held at various other places in local Masjids.
Earlier, seven civilians were killed in post gunfight clashes while as three militants were also killed in the gunfight and an Army man who had sustained injuries in the gunfight also succumbed to his injuries, taking the total death toll to 11.