Pulwama Killings: KU students offer funeral prayers in absentia

Srinagar : The students of Kashmir University on Saturday held protests inside the varsity campus against the killing of seven civilians and three militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Witnesses said that as the news of the killings spread, the students from different departments assembled and staged a protest in campus against the Pulwama killings.

The students marched inside the campus while chanting pro-freedom slogans and anti-India and offer funeral prayers in absentia as well.

Three militants and an army man were killed in a gunfight in Kharpora Sarnooi village, while seven civilians were killed after the forces opened fire on protesters.

The slain militants were identified as Adnan alias Tahir Hizbi, a resident of Karimabad, Bilal Ahmad alias Hashim, a resident of Rajpora and a former army man Zahoor Ahmad who deserted the army ranks and joined militancy.

The slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, a resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder, Touseef Ahmad Mir of Chersoo Pulwama and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.

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