Thousands attend funeral prayers of Hizb militant Bilal in Heff, militants offer gun salute

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Srinagar

Thousands of people Sunday participated in the multiple-funeral prayers of top Hizb militant Bilal Ahmad Mohand at Heff in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Despite the ban on internet and amid restrictions, several thousand people poured onto streets as the body of slain militant, were lifted the scenes were poignant amid the chanting of pro-freedom slogans, hailing the “martyr.”

Reports said that some armed militants appeared in the funeral procession of their slain associate Bilal Ahmad Mohand and offered a gun salute.

Reports said that four militants showed up at Bilal’s funeral and fired some rounds in the air.

The local sources said that the people in thousands are taking alternate routes through orchards and alleys to reach the village.

Bilal, along with Saddam Padder, Assistant Professor Dr Mohammad Rafi, Adil, and Tauseef along with five civilians were killed in an encounter in Badigam village of the district.

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