People massively participate in funeral of Pulwama youth

Srinagar, February 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, today, attended funeral prayers of a youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama district. The youth identified as Raqib Bashir was martyred by troops during a siege and search operation in Veerbagh Gundipora area of the district, yesterday. He was the resident Zadoora in Pulwama district.

Complete shutdown was observed in Zadoora and adjoining areas against the killing of the youth. People also came out to the streets and raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. People from different walks of life including Hurriyet leaders Firdous Ahmad Shah, Abdul Ahad Parra, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Advocate Zahid Ali, Feroz Ahmad Shah and Abdul Samad Inqilabi attended the funeral.

Hurriyet leader Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. A JKMS delegation comprising Meraj-ud-Din, Beigh Aijaz, Javed Ahmad, Muzaffar Malik, Zulfikar Hamid and others attended the funeral of Raqib Bashir. Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League in a statement also paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth.

Meanwhile, life remained crippled in Hajan and adjoining areas of Bandipora district for the fourth consecutive day, today, due to strike against the killing of two youth by Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Indian police at Khos Mohalla in the district on Thursday. Traffic on Srinagar-Bandipora road remained suspended. Large number of personnel of paramilitary forces and police were deployed in main town Hajan and adjoining areas. Shops and business establishments also remained closed.

The Muslim Deeni Mahaz in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the arrest of Maulana Nisar Ahmad in Jammu for distributing pamphlets in connection with the completion of 23 years of Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo’s illegal imprisonment.

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