SRINAGAR Sept 10 (TNS): Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a mujahid commander, Shahid Ahmad Sheikh in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
People from different areas including Rafiabad, Qaziabad and Zainageer marched towards the Kachloo area of Rafiabad where Sheikh was laid to rest amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Shahid Ahmad Sheikh was martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Reban area of Sopore, yesterday. A house belonging to one Fahmeeda Begum was blown up by the troops during the operation.
Meanwhile, the authorities ordered closure of all educational institutions while telephone and internet services were snapped in Baramulla district.
22-year-old Sheikh had earned degrees in Arabic and Islamic Studies.
On the other hand, a girl identified as Khushboo, daughter of Fayaz Wani was hit by bullet fired by Indian troops in Harmain area of Shopian district. She was immediately taken to district hospital Shopian where from she was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Local youth took to the streets and resorted to stone pelting on the troops against the operation in the area. The troops fired teargas shells, triggering clashes which spilled over to the adjacent villages.