SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir tens of thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a martyr, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in Samboora area of Pulwama district, on Saturday.
Shabbir Ahmed Dar was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Babagund area of the district, late last night.
The occupation authorities imposed curfew in Pulwama town to prevent demonstrations against the killing. The authorities also suspended internet services in the district. Defying restrictions, thousands of people thronged Samboora, the native area of Shabbir Ahmed Dar, and participated in his funeral prayers.
Meanwhile, complete strike was observed in Kupwara district on the third consecutive day, today, against the killing of PhD scholar, Dr Manan Wani, and his associate, Aashiq Husain Zargar, by Indian troops. People also held a demonstration in Potshai area of Lolab in the district against the killings. Banihal town of Jammu region had also observed strike, yesterday, against the killing of Dr Manan Wani.
Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in their statements paid glowing tributes to Dr Manan Wani and his associate.
On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in poll-bound areas of the Kashmir Valley on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership. As per reports summer capital Srinagar and Islamabad town witnessed a minimal turnout with around 2 per cent voting in the 3rd phase of the polling for the local bodies elections, today.