The killing of six local militants plunged the Southern part of Kashmir into mourning

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Report and Photos by Kamran Yousuf

Thousands of mourners on Thursday participated in the funeral of six local militants killed in two separate encounters. Both the encounters happened away from the residential areas in hideouts in Kashmir’s Shopian and Budgam Districts.

Funeral of Tawseef Ahmed of Pulwama, By Kamran Yousuf

The killed militants belonged to twin districts of Southern Kashmir- Pulwama, and Shopian. The militants were buried in the ancestral graveyards of their native villages. The encounters happened last two days.

Young girls and women at the Funeral of Tawseef Ahmed

On Monday, Three militants were killed in a daylong gunfight between security forces and militants in Zinpanchal area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. In another encounter on Tuesday, three militants were killed in a fierce gunfight between militants and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopain district.


At the funeral of Tawseef Ahmed

Following specific information about the presence of militants the Cordon and Search operation was launched in the respective villages. As the forces intensified the searches and zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants opened fire on them triggering off a gunfight.

From Budgam encounter site

 The CASO and subsequently killing of the militants triggered clashes near the encounter site and its adjacent areas. The joint team of police and paramilitary troops used force to quell the protests leaving several protestors injured.

From Shopian encounter site

Photo Journalists injured

Four photojournalists covering the protests were also were injured near the encounter site. Photojournalists included Waseem Andrabi, Junaid Gulzar, Mir Burhan, and Nisar ul Haq, received pellet injuries on face and neck. All the injured media men were later shifted to a nearby hospital for the treatment.

Photo journalist Nissar Ahmed who got injured by pellet in Shopian gunfight

Funeral of Tawseef Ahmed

At the funeral of Showkat from Pulwama

A Kashmiri woman weeps with her child at the funeral of Shoukat from Pulwama

Kashmiri woman sloganeering at the funeral of Showkat in Pulwama

A Kashmiri woman touching Showkat

At funeral gathering of Showkat, Pulwama

At the funeral of Showkat, Pulwama

A sloganeering Kashmiri woman at the funeral gathering of Showkat, Pulwama

At Shopian encounter site

Young man sloganeering at the funeral of Showkat, Pulwama

At Showkat’s funeral

At Budgam encounter site

At Showkat’s funeral

Young women mourning at Showkat’s funeral

At Showkat’s funeral

At the funeral of Syed Ruban at Shopian

Budgam encounter site

Funeral gathering of Syed Ruban at Shopian

A woman weeps at Showkat’s funeral

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