Thousands participate in JeM militants’ funeral in Tral Danish’s funeral led by his brother

Thousands of people in Tral in Pulwama district on Wednesday participated in the funeral prayers of two of the three Jaish-e-Mohammad militants, who were killed in a gunfight with troops last night.
Residents said three rounds of funeral prayers were held for slain Jaish militant Danish Khaliq Dar son of Abdul Khaliq Dar of Pinglish village in Tral area of Pulwama.
“Out of the three funeral prayers, one was led by his elder brother,” they said.
Danish, 24, had gone missing on May 29 this year and later released a gun wielding photograph on social media announcing his joining Jaish.
Danish was 12th standard student of compound arts at boys Higher Secondary School Tral.
“He was unsuccessful in two attempts to clear his 12th class examinations. However, few days back, his result was declared and he was successful this year,” a classmate of Danish said.
He said Danish had secured 200 marks out of 500.
Danish’s elder brother remembers him as an introvert, who always remained engrossed in his daily routine.
“He used to chide me for taking part in stone pelting,” he said adding, “Danish never indulged in street protests or stone pelting.”
He said Danish was a sensitive person, who couldn’t bear unabated violation of human rights in Kashmir.
“He couldn’t bear daily humiliation and abuse of Kashmiri youth by forces, who enjoy impunity under AFSPA. For him, gun was the only way to stand against oppression,” he said.
Locals said Danish was detained by police in 2008 when he was barely 14. “He was put behind bars for the whole night on suspicion of pasting some posters warning Muslim youth not to convert to Christianity.”
Danish is survived by two siblings and parents.
In Midoora village of Tral, three back to back funeral prayers were held for slain JeM militant Adil Akram Lone son of Mohammad Akram lone.
Large number of people participated in his funeral prayers amidst chanting of pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The locals said Adil, 22, first semester polytechnic students in Chandigarh-based college, went missing on June 17 and had joined militant ranks on the same day.
He was killed in an encounter with forces barley two hours after joining the militant ranks.
Adil is survived by three siblings, a younger brother and two sisters besides his parents.
A shutdown was observed in Pulwama and Tral areas against killing of two local and a foreign militant of Jaish in an encounter with forces at Hyuna, Nazneenpora village of Tral yesterday.
The foreign militant was identified by police as Abu Qasim.