Huge funerals held for martyred youth in Pulwama

February 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, today,
participated in the last rites of the two youth martyred by Indian troop in
Pulwama district, today. The youth identified as Shahid Ahmad and Inayat Ahmad
were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops at
Drabgam in the district. The troops also razed to rubble a residential house
during the operation.

snowfall and restrictions, thousands of people thronged Drabgam and Arihal
villages in the district, the native places of the two martyrs, and
participated in their last rites. According to witnesses, 11 back to back
funeral prayers were held for the martyred youth to accommodate the huge rush
of mourners. Some Hurriyat leaders also participated in the funerals and
addressed the gatherings on the occasion.

the killing of the youth triggered anti-India protests in the area. Intense
clashes between the troops and the protesting youth erupted when the forces’
personnel lobbed tear smoke shells to quell the protests. Complete shutdown was
observed in Pulwama town, today, to mourn the killings. The authorities
suspended mobile internet services in the district.

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