Kashmir Indepth

Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain JeM militant in Sopore

Suhail Khan

Sopore, March 22 : Thousands of people on Saturday late evening attended the funeral prayers of slain Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant in north Kashmir’s Sopore village.

Two militants were killed at Warpora area of Sopore on Saturday in a three day long gunfight with Government forces, one among them was identified as a local resident.

SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal earlier told news agency that the bodies of both the militants were recovered from the encounter site today afternoon and one of them has identified as Tahir Ahmad War alias Tahir Molvi of Warpora.

Reports said thousands of people assembled in the native village of the slain to offer his funeral prayers.

Eye-witnesses said that a large number of mourners including women staged massive pro-freedom, pro-Islam and anti-India protests and were chanting pro-freedom and pro-militant slogans, reports added.

Amid sloganeering slain was laid to rest.

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