Militant’s Funeral in Pictures

Militant’s Funeral in Pictures

Pulwama: A local militant, Rayees Ahmad Dar, was killed by the government forces on Saturday evening in, what police termed as, a brief encounter at Kakapora area of South Kashmir district Pulwama. According to locals, Dar, 32, had recently joined Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit, during the mass uprising after the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in July.

Dar graduated from an engineering college some years ago and was presently teaching at a private institution in Baramullah district, locals said.

On Sunday morning, thousands of locals gathered in his village and offered funeral prayers over him, even thought police had sealed the whole area at different points and no one was allowed to come to attend the funeral, locals said.

Later on, after offering the funeral prayers, youth marched towards the main road and engaged police and CRPF in fierce stone-pelting. The government forces, however, resorted to massive tear-gas shelling to thwart the protests from spreading to other parts of the district.

A woman kisses the face of the slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Rayees Ahmad Dar on Sunday in Kakapora, Pulwama.

A woman kisses the face of the slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Rayees Ahmad Dar on Sunday in Kakapora, Pulwama.

People offer funeral prayers over the slain militant Rayees Ahmad Dar in Kakapora, Pulwama on Sunday.

People offer funeral prayers over the slain militant Rayees Ahmad Dar in Kakapora, Pulwama on Sunday.

Youth run after being chased by the police at Kakapora Pulwama on Sunday.

Youth run after being chased by the police at Kakapora Pulwama on Sunday.

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    By: Faisal Khan

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