In Pictures:Thousands participate in funeral prayers of two militants

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by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar

Braving rains thousands of people on Thursday participated in the funeral of two slain militants in Pampore area of south Kashmir and Arizal area of Budgam.

Mourners attend funeral prayers of slain militant Mukhtar Ahmad Khan at Arizal area of Budgam on November 1, 2018.

Two militants – Mohammad Amin Mir of Drangbal Pampore and Mukhtar Ahmad Khan of Chill Brass Arizal – were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Zagoo area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.

People attend funeral prayers of slain militant Mohammad Amin Mir at Pampore on November 1, 2018.

People climbed on trees to watch the funeral procession of slain militant Mukhtar Ahmad Khan at Arizal area of Budgam on November 1, 2018.

Eyewitnesses said that a large number of people participated in funeral prayers of the two slain militants at both the areas. Later the duo was laid to rest at their respective native places.

Mourners shouting slogans during the funeral procession of slain militant Mohammad Amin Mir at Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Mourners carry the body of Militant Mukhtar Ahmad Khan during his funeral in Arizal village of central Kashmir’s Budgam.

Mourners carry the body of slain militant Mohammad Amin Mir at Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A boy climbs on the tree to watch the funeral procession of slain militant Mukhtar Ahmad Khan at his native village in Arizal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam.

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in the Pampore area, all the shop’s government and private offices remained shut and traffic was off the roads to mourn the killing.

Earlier police in a statement said that the slain militants were involved in a series of attacks on security establishments in the area.

“Mukhtar was involved in case FIR No 37/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act, 16/18 ULAP Act dated 25.03.2018 in Budgam, while Mohammad Amin was involved in case FIR No 75/2018 under section 18/20/30 ULAP Act at PS Pampore,” the spokesman said.

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