Thousands attend funeral prayers of martyrs

Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred six Kashmiri youth in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation at Sekipora in Bijbehara area of the district. The troops also destroyed a residential house in the area. The martyred youth were identified as Azad Ahmed Malik, Basit Ishtiyaq Mir, Anees Shafi Butt, Atif Najar, Firdous Najar and Shahid Bashir. The operation was going on till last reports came in.

People took to the streets in Shalgund, Kanelwan, Dachnipora and Khanabal areas of the district and staged massive demonstrations against the killings. Indian troops and police used brute force against the protesters triggering severe clashes between the protesters and the forces’ personnel.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in their native areas. Multiple rounds of funeral prayers were held to accommodate the huge rush of the people. At least eight rounds of funeral prayers were held for Azad Ahmed Malik at his native Arwani area in Islamabad district. A group of mujahideen appeared at his funeral and offered him a gun salute.

The occupation authorities had snapped mobile internet services in Islamabad district and imposed restrictions in several areas of south Kashmir. The authorities also suspended train service in the occupied territory.

On the other hand, the troops also launched cordon and search operations in Guglaru, Pinjoora and other areas of Shopian district and at Wagad in Tral area of Pulwama district.

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