Pampore town in Pulwama district Wednesday witnessed a spontaneous shutdown against the killing of militants, killed in a brief encounter yesterday in Sempora on Srinagar-Islamabad Highway.
People from the area took out a protest demonstration to demand the body of a ‘Pakistani’ militant who along with a local of Sopore were killed in a brief gunfight.
The protestors are engaged in heavy stone-pelting on the police station Pampore and heavy pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans are going on, a witness told Kashmir Life over phone.
“In the wee hours of Wednesday morning the body of Shakir Ahmad Bhat of Sopore was handed over to his family and he was buried early in the morning.”
The family sources of Shakir said that police pressurized them to bury the body early so as to avoid the participation of people in the funeral procession.
Of late, thousands of people have been participating in the funeral processions of militants across the state. Recently thousands participated in the funeral procession of slain LeT commander, Abu Qasim.
Fearing Qasim-like pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom funeral procession, police sources said, the body of the Pakistani militant, Syed Ahmad was buried in Boniyar Uri in the wee hours of Wednesday. Ahmad, police sources said, was buried in the same graveyard where hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered some years back.