South Kashmir: Despite restrictions, thousands attend funeral of slain Hizb militant in Samboora

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Saturday attended the funeral of slain militant Shabir Ahmad at Samboora in Kakapora area of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Thousands of people turned to attend the funeral of slain Hizb militant Shabir Ahmad. Picture: Mehraj Bhat

Witnesses said that thousands of people from Pulwama and adjoining areas despite curfew-like restrictions participated in the funeral procession of Hizb militant, who was killed in a gunfight at Babagund area of the district.

“Men, women and children in hordes attended the funeral, amid anti-india and pro-freedom slogans,” they said.

The relatives of slain Hizb militant Shabir Ahmad mourn during his funeral procession at Samboora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Picture: Mehraj Bhat

Meanwhile reports said that four to five militants appeared in the slain militants funeral and offered gun salute to him.

“They fired several bullets in air and fled from the area immediately,” they said.

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