Mass Funeral Held For Slain Militants


TRAL: Thousands of people participated in the funeral procession of two slain militants in Tral and laid them to rest amid pro-freedom slogans. 

Shops and business establishments remained shut in Tral and Awantipora, while transport was seen off the roads on Monday.

Pertinently, two non-Kashmiri Jaish militants Adil Pathan and Burmee were killed during an encounter near HaariParigam hamlet of Tral town in Pulwama district.

Eyewitnesses said that the bodies of both the militants were handed over to locals at Bargama hamlet and later on the duo were laid to rest amid pro freedom slogans. “During whole night people stayed awake with area reverberating with patriotic and Islamic songs from the mosque public address systems, residents said.

Though police and Security Forces sealed all the entry and exit points leading towards Tral but people from Dadsara, Chandrigam, Noorpora, Nowpora, Amlar, Seal, Doonigund and other areas assembled at Bargam graveyard in thousands and participated in the funeral prayers.

Reports said that large contingent of police and Para-military personnel were deployed in Tral and its adjacent areas to stop protests spilling to other areas. Sporadic clashes were reported during the late hours in the town between the youth and police.

A police official said that situation remained peaceful throughout the day on Monday. (CNS)


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