Thousands dey Indian troops restrictions to attend funeral prayers of martyred youth
SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir, defying curfew-like restrictions, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Naseer Ahmed Teli, in Chinkipora area of Sopore, on Friday.
Naseer Ahmed Teli was killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Sagipora in Handwara area of Kupwara district, last night.
The occupation authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Sopore and its adjoining areas and ordered closure of educational institutions to prevent demonstrations against the killing.
The participants of funeral raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Earlier, Indian troops fired teargas shells and pellets on the mourners when they were taking Naseer’s body to perform his last rites.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore, Pampore, Budgam and Tral areas to protest against the killing of the youth.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while transport was off the road.
In an interview in Srinagar, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, said struggle for Kashmir’s freedom would continue till complete success.
He said Kashmir dispute could be resolved through talks but India had never showed sincerity and seriousness in the dialogue.
Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said Kashmiris were going through the worst phase of oppression.