Shopian: As thousands gathered on Sunday to attend funeral procession of militant commander Zeenat ul Islam in Shopian, his father Ghulam Hassan Shah called his killing “a moment of pride” for him.
“I tell you not to wail over this,” said Shah. “It’s a moment of pride for me.” On him saying this, the crowd responded with massive sloganeering, he added, “Insha Allah we will achieve for what my son had been striving for.”
Thousands had gathered on Sunday at the native village of Zeenat-ul Islam, a commander of Al Badr outfit, who was killed in an encounter with the government forces on Saturday evening in Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, along with his associate.
Zeenat was among the top militant commanders and in army’s most wanted list.
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