Thousands of people on Monday took part in in the funeral prayers of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Shakoor Ahmad Dar at his native Sopat-Tangpora village in Devsar area of south Kashmir ’s district Islamabad.
Reports said that multiple-funerals were held at the native village of Sopat-Tangpora village of Devsar town.
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.”
Scores of men and women wept bitterly as the body was being carried towards its final resting place.
Pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans were raised by the mourners as the body was marched towards the local graveyard.
Reports said that some armed militants appeared at the funeral of slain commander and offered a gun salute to his associate and raised pro-freedom, pro-Islam and pro-Pakistan slogans.
Dar was killed along with an associate during a gunfight with the government forces in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district. His third associate was captured alive. A civilian was also killed during the clashes that erupted near the site of the gunfight.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mourn the civilian and militant killings.