Militants offer three-volley salute to Abu Qasim at his funeral in south Kashmir

Police sources and locals confirmed to Greater Kashmir that militants participated in last rites of Abu Qasim at Bugam village in Kulgam district.

Khalid Gul
Publish Date: Oct 29 2015 9:44PM | Updated Date: Oct 29 2015 10:46PM
Militants offer three-volley salute to Abu Qasim at his funeral in south KashmirPic of funeral. Mir Wasim/GK

A group of militants participated in funeral prayers of Lashkar commander Abu Qasim in south Kashmir and offered him a three-volley salute on Thursday.

Police sources and locals confirmed to Greater Kashmir that militants participated in last rites of Abu Qasim at Bugam village in Kulgam district.

Amid massive pro-freedom sloganeering by mourners, the militants fired volleys in air to honour Qasim, they said.

Such honouring cermonies were a routine during militant funerals in early '90s when armed insurgency was at its peak in Kashmir.