Thousands of people on Sunday thronged to the Martyrs Graveyard at Kareemabad village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district to offer fateh Khawani, reports said.
Eyewitnesses said that the inhabitants have decorated the graves of militants with garlands and fresh flowers, and banners displaying many militants have been put at many places on way to the graveyard.
Reports said that more than 50, 000 people- including the families of many slain militants have gathered in the village to offer special prayers to the slain militants.
The villagers have made special arrangements for the people by erecting dozens of make shift stalls to distribute food stuff, milk, water, juice, fruits and tahri.
Although, authorities have sealed the main town Pulwama to thwart public movement, but people have managed to reach the venue from different local link roads. People from Kakapora, Newa, Tral, Awantipora, Rajpora, Ramhoo and other towns- including dozens of villages have started marching towards the venue since morning.
Many top HM Militants including Naseer Ahmad Pandit, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Afaq Janbaz and Abdul Rashid Bhat belonged to this village.
Earlier, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geealni, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have appealed to visit the Martyrs Graveyards and offer fateh Khawani there; paint pro-freedom slogan graffiti on walls, rods etc.