In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people while defying curfew and other restrictions participated in the funeral prayers of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Butt in Tral area of Pulwama district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, people from different areas of the territory made their way into Tral to participate in the last rites of Sabzar Ahmad Butt who along with his associate Faizan Ahmed was killed by Indian troops at Saimoh in Tral area of the district, yesterday. 

Despite restrictions and heavy deployment of Indian forces, a large number of people had gathered for funeral prayers of   Sabzar who was buried amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans at his ancestral Ratsuna village in Tral.

The funeral prayers of Faizan Ahmed were offered at Darul Uloom road in Tral.  Mourners drove in thousands to the town to have the last glimpse of the young martyr.  He was buried next to Burhan Wani’s grave at Eidgah in Tral.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown, marked by curfew and other restrictions, was observed in the Kashmir Valley, today, against the killing of Sabzar Ahmed Butt and other youths by Indian troops.

All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic remained off the road.

The strike was observed on the call of joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.

The strike will also continue, tomorrow, while a march towards Tral will be held on Tuesday to pay tributes to the martyrs.

On the other hand, the authorities placed almost all Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik either under house arrest or in jails to prevent them from leading anti-India protests being held  tomorrow.


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