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JKLF, Hurriyat G activists offer Jinaza in absentia for Pulwama slain

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Srinagar, December 18: On Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) call, activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Hurriyat Conference (G) today offered funeral prayers in absentia for seven civilians killed by the army in Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday last.

Seven civilians were killed and more than fifty others injured after army fired upon post encounter protesters at Sirnoo village in Pulwama last week.

While JKLF offered Ghaibana Nimaz-e-Jinaza (funeral prayers in absentia) at Maisuma, activists of Hurriyat (G) assembled at Amira Kadal Bund here after Zuhr (afternoon prayers) and offered absentia prayers for slain Pulwama civilians.

The call for Ghaibana Nimaz-e-Jinaza was given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.

On the occasion, JKLF leader Hakeem Abdul Rashid said those killed in Pulwama by the army sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from what he termed “illegal” occupation of India.

He said India should read the writings on wall that people of Kashmir prefer freedom over their lives.

Hurriyat (G) activists also expressed sympathy with the families of seven civilians saying their sacrifices will not go waste.

“Our heart goes with the families who lost their sons to cruel bullets of army. We express our sympathy with them and assure them that sacrifices rendered by slain will not go waste,” they added.

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