Thousands attend hizb militant’s funeral
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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
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A local leads the funeral prayers over the slain militant.
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Before joining militancy, Basit was studying BTech at Islamic University, Awantipora.
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Women raising azadi slogans to bid adieu to the slain militant.
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Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in the area soon after funeral prayers were offered over the slain militant.

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