Srinagar, December 05: Thousands of people participated in the funeral of a slain youth, Yawar Bashir, in Hablish village of Kulgam district.
Yawar Bashir and two other youth were killed by the Indian forces during a military operation at Bonigam in Qazigund area of the district, last night. Their bodies were recovered from the debris of a residential house blasted by the forces with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s).
Multiple funeral prayers were offered to accommodate the huge number of people, who had turned up to have a last glimpse of Yawar Bashir. The body of the killed youth was draped in Pakistani flag and was marched through the streets amid pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Complete shutdown marked by anti-India protests was observed in Kulgam district. The traffic movement came to a halt on Srinagar-Jammu highway due to clashes between protesters and the Indian troops in the district.
Several people were injured when the Indian forces and police personnel fired bullets and pellets on the protesters in Qazigund, Vesu and Devsar areas of the district. The authorities snapped Internet services in the twin districts of Anantnag/Islamabad and Kulgam and suspended the train service.