In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the two Kashmiri martyrs in Kulgam district.

Multiple rounds of funerals were held for Aadil Bashir Wani and Javaid Ahmad Butt to accommodate huge rush of people from Kulgam and adjoining areas.

A group of mujahedeen also appeared and participated in the funerals. Bodies of martyrs were taken to their ancestral graveyards amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

The killing led to complete shutdown in Kulgam for the second consecutive day, today. All business establishments were closed while public transport was off the roads in the district.

In a statement in Srinagar, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani condemned the judicial onslaught by India against pro-freedom leaders and their family members.

He cited the baseless cases against Syed Shakeel Ahmad and Syed Shahid and said that the court gave a new date of hearing after 70 days without even hearing any argument on the scheduled date of hearing on last Thursday. 

Meanwhile, several people were injured including many critically when Indian forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Srinagar, Islamabad, and Badgam, Bandipora, Baramulla and other parts of the territory.

As many as 20 injured people were referred to different hospitals for treatment.

Protests were held against molestation of a minor girl in Sumbal area of Bandipora district.

Kashmir University students also staged a protest inside the varsity campus. Strike was observed in many parts of the valley against the gruesome incident on the appeal of Hurriyat leader, Maulana Abbas Ansari.

Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in their separate statements condemning the gruesome incident urged the people to maintain unity and vigil. They said the victim girl is the daughter of the whole Kashmir and everyone is in a state of grief.