Four rounds of funeral prayers held for civilian killed in army firing in Shopian


Thousands of people on Wednesday took part in the last rites of a civilian who passed away on Wednesday at SKIMS Soura.

locals assembling for last rites of civilian killed in Shopian, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur

The youth identified as Rayees Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Yousuf Ganie (19) of Narpora, Shopian succumbed to injuries after battling for life from last five days at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SKIMS Soura.

sister and a relative of Rayees wailing at his funeral, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur

On Saturday, two youth Javed Ahmad Bhat (20) of Balpora and Suhail Javed Lone (24) of Rawalpora Shopian were killed while several others were injured in army firing at Ganapora area of Shopian.

Rayees’s funeral, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur

Reports said that four rounds of funeral prayers were held for Ganie at his ancestral graveyard in Narpora village and pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans were raised by the mourners during his funeral.


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