Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain militants, Hurriyat leaders put under house detention
Srinagar, May 01: Authorities on Tuesday imposed in Srinagar areas while a complete shutdown was Tuesday observed across the Valley against the civilian killings in Drubgam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The shutdown call was given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against the civilian killing in Drubgam.
Authorities in the late Monday evening decided to impose restrictions in Srinagar areas to thwart any possible protest against the civilian killing.
An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the restrictions were imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, and partial in Maisuma and Kralkhud.
Locals said that forces in large number were deployed in downtown areas today.
Pertinently, two Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a top commander Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger and a civilian Shahid Ahmad Dar, aged 25, son of Mohd Ashraf Dar resident of Arihal Pulwama were killed during exchange of fire in a gunfight In Drubgam village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of slain militants in Drubgam and Rajpora localities of Pulwama district of South Kashmir.
Reports said thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of slain top Hibzul Mujahideen Commander Samir Ahmad Bhat alias Samir Tiger in martyr’s graveyard Drubgam village of Pulwama district.
The body of the slain Hizb commander was laid to rest amid chanting of pro-freedom slogans by thousands of people present at the funeral prayers.
A huge gathering of people was also witnessed in the funeral procession of Aqib Mushtaq Khan in Rajpora village of Pulwama district.
The body of the slain militant was laid to rest amid chanting of pro-freedom slogans by thousands of people present there. The funeral prayers of both the militants passed off peacefully.
Meanwhile, top and middle rung Hurriyat leaders were put under house detention on this morning.
Reports said that heavy contingents of police and paramilitary CRPF have been deployed outside Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq to prevent them from taking out any protest rally from their respective areas.
JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yaseen Malik and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehraie have been restrained to move out by the government forces deployed outside their residences.
Among other pro freedom leaders detained outside their residences include G A Gulzar Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Mohd Ashraf Laya.
Besides, a complete shutdown was observed across the Valley to protest against Drubgam civilian killing.
All the shops, business establishments, educational institutions, petrol pumps and others remained closed today while the traffic was also thin on the roads.
The train services also remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day in Kashmir.
A police official said that the situation across the Valley remained peaceful throughout the day. (KNS)