Srinagar, May 25, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, who was martyred by Indian forces in a gunfight that lasted for most of the night intervening Thursday and Friday in Dadsara area of Tral in Pulwama district, gave a tough fight to the forces. While Zakir Musa is believed to have been killed after engaging the forces for several hours, his body was recovered in the morning from the debris of the house, which was blown up by the forces to eliminate him.
“After giving a tough fight, Musa was finally eliminated,” an army soldier told media while returning from the gunfight site. An official said that during the search operation launched on Thursday evening, Musa turned down the offer to surrender. Meanwhile, reports said that Zakir Musa, an engineering student, was on Thursday evening trapped and later gunned down in the same house in which his makeshift studio was busted by the Indian forces in December 2016.
The studio was raided on December 2, 2016, a police official said. He said the forces had then found material and articles used by Zakir to record videos. On the other hand, braving curfew and heavy rains, tens of thousands of people thronged Musa’s native Noorpora village on Friday amid pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans to participate in the funeral and to have his last glimpse.
Funeral prayers were offered to the deceased 12 times. “I came from Palhalan Pattan to have last glimpse of Zakir Musa,” said Muhammad Wajid. Several mujahideen showed up at the funeral and one of them offered gun salute to Musa. People kissed his face, and those who couldn’t kiss him touched his body before bidding him final adieu.
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