South Kashmir: Amid shutdown, thousands participate in funerals of six slain militants
Srinagar: Amid shutdown in Pulwama and Shopian district massive throng was witnessed at the six funeral’s held in six neighbouring villages of the twin districts on Wednesday.
Three local militants were killed in Budgam and three were killed in Shopian orchards yesterday.
Locals claimed that thousands of people participated in the funerals of six slain militants at their respective villages.
“There was massive peoples participation in Draggad and Shirmal villages of Shopian district, include at IPS officer’s brother Shamsul Haq, Amir Suhail and Shoiab,” they said, adding that thousands participated at Lassipora and Nopora Payeen villages of Pulwama district to offer funeral prayers of Syed Rubaan, Sabzar Ahmad and Towseef Itoo who were killed in a gunfight on Monday at Hapatnar village of Budgam district.
Pro freedom pioneer Syed Ali Geelani addressed the mourners telephonically at slain Shamsul Haq’s funeral.
The twin districts are also observing a complete shutdown to protest and mourn the killings of six militants.
Reports said that all the shops and business establishments are shut in the twin districts and traffic is mostly off the roads.
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