Budgam, Aug 14: At least four back to back funeral prayers were offered for Hizbul Mujhadeen senior commander Muhammad Yaseen Itoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi at his native village Nagam Chadoora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Ghaznavi along with his two associates were killed in a fierce gun battle in Awneera Shopian in South Kashmir on Sunday morning. He was the Operational Field Commander of local militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen.
Eyewitnesses said that tens of thousands of mourners participated in his funeral procession amid complete shutdown. Thousands of females were seen wailing and showering confectionaries over the dead body of slain militant.
Human Rights Activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo who was part of the funeral procession said that over 50,000 people were present in the mourning procession. “I could see saw of people here chanting pro-freedom slogans. He was my close friend and we both spent a lot of time in Jail together,” Unto said.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in the Chadoora town against the killing of Hizb militants and two civilians.