Pakharpora shuts on Shakeel’s anniversary

A complete shutdown was observed in Pakharpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday on the second death anniversary of a local militant Master Shakeel.
Pakharpora shuts on Shakeel’s anniversary

A complete shutdown was observed in Pakharpora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday on the second death anniversary of a local militant Master Shakeel.

Shakeel was among the five Jaish-e-Muhammad militants who were killed in a gunfight in Kellar area of Shopian district on January 15 in 2015.

Locals said Shakeel of Pakharpora remained active for around eight months after joining the militant ranks.

Reports said all shops and business establishments remained shut in Pakharpora and transport was off the roads to show solidarity with the slain militant's family.

Shutdown was also observed in other hamlets including Mohanpora, Aglar, Khaigam and Kanidajan. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of people visited the houses of slain militant's family to mourn his death.

DFP pays tributes

The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday paid glorious tributes to  Master Shakeel Ahmad on his second anniversary. 

"He rendered invaluable sacrifices for the freedom movement," DFP spokesperson said.

He said DFPs Abdul Gani of central Kashmir's Budgam district visited Pakherpora residence of Shakeel Ahmad and expressed solidarity with his family.

The delegation including Abdul Gani, Jahangir Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad, and Bashir Ahmad extended party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah's message of solidarity to the family.

In his message, Shah said, "the sacrifices of Shaheed Master Shakeel Ahmad will always be remembered."

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