Thousands of civilians on Sunday attended the funeral of slain rebel Waseem Ahmad Khanday who died in an encounter with the government forces at Dhobijan area of district Shopian in the Indian-administered Kashmir a day before. The funeral was held at his hometown Zrakan Keller in the same district. This is for the first time since the funeral of popular rebel commander Burhan Wani on July 9 that these many people participated in a rebel’s funeral. Vikar Syed captured these pictures for JandK Now.

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Here are some pictures of the encounter site (By Vikar Syed).

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