At least two rounds of funeral prayers were held for slain militant Ishfaq Majeed Mir at his ancestral Brath Kalan village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.
Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers held twice to accommodate the huge rush of mourners coming from different parts of Sopore, Zainageer, Rafiabad and Handwara areas.
The mourners raised pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans as they marched with the body of the slain ahead of his funeral. He was later laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at Brath Kalan.
Mir was killed along with an unidentified militant in a gunfight with the government forces in Babagund village of Handwara in a gunfight that lasted for nearly 56 hours.
Five forces’ personnel and a civilian were also killed in the gunfight and ensuing clashes.