Militant’s body laid to rest amid protests
Kishtwar, Aug 7: Massive protest broke out in this mountainous township as hundreds of people participated in the last rites of a militant killed in an encounter with the police and forces on Monday.
The body Amir Kamal alias Akmal was brought to Kishtwar and handed over to his family after a request was made to the district administration by the local residents.
Hundreds of people joined the funeral procession. Township observed a complete shutdown to mourn Amir's killing.
Raising pro-freedom slogans protesters carried the body upto historical Chowgan ground, where some separatist leaders addressed the gathering. Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani also addressed the protesters on telephone. He stressed on the unity among Muslims and said that the “sacrifices of people for the just and genuine cause will not go waste”.
Amir, 25, was among the two militants killed by the police and forces in Kishtwar’s Daccan area, the other day. He was one of the prime accused in Delhi High Court blast.
The National Investigation Agency and the state police had launched several operations in Kishtwar hills to track down three Hizb militants -- Amir Ali Kamal, Junaid Akram Malik and Shakir Hussain Sheikh -- allegedly involved in the Delhi High Court blast.
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