Thousands attend funeral of professor-turned-militant in Ganderbal

Thousands of people on Sunday participated in the funeral of professor-turned-militant Muhammad Rafi Bhat in Chanduna area of Sherpathri in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Thousands attend funeral of professor-turned-militant in Ganderbal
Thousands attend funeral of professor-turned-militant in Ganderbal (Habib Naqash/GK)

Thousands of people on Sunday participated in the funeral of professor-turned-militant Muhammad Rafi Bhat in Chanduna area of Sherpathri in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans were raised by the mourners as the body was marched towards the local graveyard.

Bhat, who went missing on Friday, was killed along with four other militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, including top commander Saddam Padder, in a gunfight with forces in Badigam village of Shopian district.

Five civilians were killed after forces fired into the protesters.

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