For the last five days, the bodies of the three slain militants, believed to be Pakistan nationals were lying in the mortuary of a hospital. Local Muslims of all cemeteries (in Kakryal area) strongly refused to give space to the militants in their graveyards or surrounding areas. As a result, their bodies were buried in an undisclosed location by the authorities to avoid confrontation.
It is not the first time that local Muslims have not allowed burial of militants in their graveyards. Earlier bodies of terrorists involved in the Nagrota (November 2016) and Sunjwan (February 2018) terror attacks were also buried at undisclosed locations.
“Muslims of Reasi district had declared that their cemeteries had no space for terrorists, who have no religion,” Tariq Bhat, ex-administrator of Auqaf, Reasi, told The Tribune. “The ideology of militants is against the tenets of Islam. They are not only enemies of Islam but of the whole of humanity,” added Bhat. He recalled that former Imam of Reasi had refused to perform “namaz-e-janaza” of two Pakistan Militants killed six years ago.