Thousands offered funeral prayers over a local militant Basit Rasool who belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. Basit was killed by government forces in a brief encounter on Wednesday morning in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Photos: Muneeb ul Islam
A local leads the funeral prayers over the slain militant.
Before joining militancy, Basit was studying BTech at Islamic University, Awantipora.
Women raising azadi slogans to bid adieu to the slain militant.
Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in the area soon after funeral prayers were offered over the slain militant.