Pakharpora, Jan 15: A shutdown is being observed in Pakharpora village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district to commemorate the death anniversary of Master Shakeel Ahmed Wani who was killed along with four other militants from Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen at Gadura Forest of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on this day in 2015.
Scores of people visited the residence of slain militant commander at Pakherpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.
The residents of Pahkerpora and in several adjoining areas observed a complete shutdown in memory of the deceased due to which shops and business establishments remained shut. Traffic and other activities remained suspended in the area for the day.
Before joining militant ranks, Shakeel was a working journalist and cameraperson with Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar. He was later appointed as teacher in the Education Department.
Meanwhile, funeral prayers in absentia were offered in favour of six militants killed in Uri on Monday. (CNS)