Srinagar, November 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, including women and children, attended the funeral of a martyred youth, Mughees Ahmed Mir, in Parimpora area of Srinagar, today.

Mughees Ahmed Mir was killed by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Zakura area of Srinagar, last night.

Despite strict restrictions imposed by the puppet authorities, thousands of people including women and children from early morning, today, had assembled in Parimpora area to participate in the funeral of Mughees. He was laid to rest amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Delegations of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, and other pro-freedom organizations also participated in the funeral of the martyred youth.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar and its adjacent areas to mourn the killing of the martyred youth.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. He said that the puppet authorities had placed him under house arrest for the past several years and were not allowing him to attend the funeral prayers of the martyrs and expressing solidarity with their families. He also condemned the imposition of restrictions by the puppet authorities in Srinagar and continued illegal detention of APHC leaders, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Umar Aadil Dar and Syed Imtiyaz Haider. He said that Kashmiris were struggling to secure their internationally-recognized right to self-determination and curfews, restrictions, detentions and other such repressive measures could not stop them from carrying forward their freedom movement.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Zafar Akbar, and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League and Democratic Political Movement in their statements also paid rich tributes to Mughees Ahmed Mir. They said that the Kashmiri martyrs were rendering their lives for a sacred cause and their mission would be accomplished at all costs.

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