Residents demand end to bloodshed
Large number of people in Tral attended the funeral prayers of Lance Naik, Muhammad Iqbal Sheikh and his father, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, who were killed in fidayeen attack on army camp in Jammu.
The bodies of Lance Naik, Muhammad Iqbal Sheikh, and his father, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh reached their native Reshipora village in Tral today.
The villagers had assembled at the house of deceased from early morning to mourn the deaths.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of the slain army man and his father at their ancestral graveyard in village Reshipora of Tral this afternoon.
The residents of Reshipora demanded that India and Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue and stop the bloodshed.
They said they were fed up with seeing Kashmiris getting killed.
"From either side it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed," the villagers said, adding that protracting the resolution of the conflict is pitting Kashmiris against each other.
"We witness only killings and hear cries and wails, this should be stopped," the residents said.
The father-son duo were killed in a militant attack at Sunjuwan army station on outskirts of Jammu town on Saturday and their bodies reached home on Tuesday.
Iqbal had joined Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) in 2006 and was married in 2015.
Iqbal, his wife, son and father were present at Sunjwan camp when militants attacked it.
Iqbal and his father died in the militant attack while his wife and son were evacuated from the camp.
The villagers remember Iqbal as a humble and helpful person.
The army man is survived by a widow, son, mother and four siblings.
Meanwhile, the body of slain army man, Mohammad Ashraf Mir son of Ghulam Mohudin Mir of Maidanpora Lolab Kupwara was brought to his native village in Kupwara today.
His body was brought through a special chopper from Jammu to Kupwara today and after landing at military helipad in Lolab, it was taken in an army vehicle to his native village at Maindpora.
He was buried at the local graveyard, where large number of people attended his funeral prayers.
The deceased is survived by wife, three children, elderly parents, two sisters and two brothers.