Tral Encounter: Amid Shutdown, Thousands Participate in Militants’ Funeral Procession



People residing in Tral and its adjacent areas mourn the death of two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants killed in a gun-battle with forces on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of people participated in their funeral procession raising pro-freedom and pro-Islamic slogans. Shops and business establishments remained shut in Tral and Awantipora, while transport was seen off the roads.

Pertinently, two non-Kashmiri Jaish militants Adil Pathan and Burmee were killed during an encounter near Hari Parigam hamlet of Tral town in South Kashmir’s Pulwama town.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that the bodies of both the militants were handed over to locals at Bargama hamlet and later on the duo were laid to rest amid pro freedom slogans. “During whole night people mourn their death. Youth came out amid pro-freedom slogans while public address systems were used for playing patriotic numbers,” one of the witnesses said.

Though forces had sealed all the entry and exit points leading towards Tral but people from Dadsara, Chandrigam, Noorpora, Nowpora, Amlar, Seal, Doonigund and other areas assembled at Bargam Grave Yard in thousands and participated in the funeral procession.

Reports said that large contingent of police and Para-military troopers were deployed in Tral and its adjacent areas to stop protests spilling to other areas. Intermittent clashes were reported during the late hours in the town between the youth and police.

A police official said that situation remained peaceful throughout the day on Monday.


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