Srinagar, June 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a 12th class student, Aadil Farooq Magray, in Shopian.

Adil Farooq Magray was killed in the firing of Indian forces’ personnel on peaceful protesters in Ganowpora in Shopian on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of people offered funeral prayers of the martyred student twice before he was laid to rest amidst wet eyes, high-pitched pro-freedom sloganeering and emotional scenes. Son of a farmer, Adil Farooq, was hit by a bullet after Indian forces opened fire on protesters during a military operation in Ganowpora area of Shopian.

People from all walks of life including leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front participated in the funeral. The JKLF leaders while addressing the funeral gathering said that killing with impunity had become an order of the day for Indian trigger happy forces in the territory. A JKLF delegation comprising Gazi Javed Butt, Muhammad Altaf Raina, Mudasir Ahmad and Haji Ghulam Hassan visited Shupian participated in the funeral. A JKSM team comprising Adnan Salfi, Sabzar Ahmed and Imtiyaz Ahmed also attended the funeral.

Ummat-e-Islami Chairman, Qazi Yasir visited the family of Adil Farooq. While speaking on the occasion, he said that brutal killing was one of many black spots on India’s so-called democracy

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddiqui, Abdullah Tari, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Nahida Nasreen and Muhammad Shafi Reshi in their statements expressed deep sorrow over the killing. They said that Indian forces had been given license to kill Kashmiri youth with impunity.

Zafar Akbar Butt visited the pellet victim Hazik Tariq who has lost eyesight in his right eye and inquired about his health. Later, he was again put under house arrest.

Complete shutdown was observed in Shopian to protest against the killing of the student.

Meanwhile, the mobile Internet services which were restored four days ago were again suspended in the Kashmir Valley after the killing of 18-year-old Adil Farooq, late Tuesday.


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