Srinagar: Thousands of mourners thronged the funeral prayers of slain teenage militants in Hajin town of northern Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Two teenage militants Mudassir Parray, 14 and Saqib Sheikh, 17 were killed in an 18-hour-long gunbattle with government forces Sunday morning in Mujgund area of Srinagar city along with a Pakistani militant who was identified as Ali.
Reports said that amid massive pro-freedom slogans, women wailed and sang dirges as the bodies were lowered into the graves at Martyr’s graveyard near Jamia Masjid.
They said that the rush of people was so massive that the Eidgah were the funeral prayers were held could not accomodate all of them. And as such two funeral prayers were offered to the slain duo.
Before funeral prayers, the slain were carried through the villages while freedom songs blazed through loudspeakers of the local mosques. The women sang wedding songs for the duo.