Srinagar, June 20: Thousands of people, today, attended the funerals of youth killed during an anti-rebel operations by the Indian forces in Tral, Pulwama and Nowpora in Kulgam.
Three rounds of funeral prayers were held for Adil Akram Lone at his native Midoora village while the funeral prayers of his associate, Danish Khaliq Dar were held twice at Pinglish in Tral.
Pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by the mourners at both the villages as the bodies were marched to the graveyards.
Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a civilian, Aijaz Ahmad Butt in Kulgam district.
He was shot dead and another person was injured in Indian troops’ indiscriminate firing on Monday evening during a protest against Indian troops’ highhandedness at Akhran Nowpora area of the district.
His 26-year-old widow, Naeema Akhtar is shocked into total silence, unable to cry or speak.
Their two little daughters — Deeba, 3 and Aiman, 2 — numbed and unable to comprehend what had happened, lay sitting next to their 27-year-old father’s body wrapped in a green flag with Islamic verses written on it in embroidery.