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South Kashmir : Thousands participate in funeral prayers of Sadam, Bilal

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Srinagar: Thousands of people on Monday participated in the funeral prayers of Sadam Hussain Padder and Bilal Ahmad, were killed by government forces alongwith three other militants in Shopian on Sunday.

Reports said that multiple funerals were held for Saddam on Sunday evening as well. Eyewitness said, “Since morning, several more funerals were held for the slain militant. And people had managed to reach Heff from across Kashmir.”

They said that roughly over fifteen funeral prayers were held for the Saddam since yesterday evening.

Eyewitness also said that the slain militant’s mother gave a gun salute to her son. “She fired some gunshot in the air while using Saddam’s associate’s rifle, where bodies of her son and Bilal Moulvi were kept as people were still thronging the area. It was an emotional outburst.”

Earlier, on Sunday evening some armed militants also appeared in one of his funerals and offered a gun salute to their associate amid pro-freedom, pro-Islam and pro-Pakistan slogans.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mourn the civilian and militant killings. With train services suspended, the mobile internet also remains suspended in Srinagar and in south Kashmir.

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