Ayend (Shopian): Sameer Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh, joined militant ranks on April 17 this year and on Tuesday was laid to rest at his native village of Ayend-Rawalpora after six rounds of funeral prayers.
Arshid Ahmad, a local, told Kashmir Reader that Sameer was pious, honest and religious minded. “After competing matriculation he took admission at an Islamic seminary. He belongs to a well-off family. Their orchards fetch them 2000 boxes of apples,” he said, adding that no ISIS slogans or flags were raised during the funeral of Sameer.
At the sight of the freedom fighters, people raised loud pro-freedom, anti-India, pro-Islam and pro-Pakistan slogans, eyewitnesses said.
Arshid Ahmad added that ISIS slogans and flags are “state-sponsored propaganda meant to defame our indigenous movement. Our movement has no global agenda.