SRINAGAR: Thousands of local residents turned out on Tuesday to mark the respect and attend the funerals of Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer Muhammad Ashraf Mir and other three soldiers martyred in the terror attack on the Sunjawan army camp in Jammu.
As soldiers reversed arms to present the last salute to Mir in Maidanpora village in Kupwara district, Thousands of grieved locals carried his body in a procession to the burial ground.
Men, women and children from Maidanpora and adjacent villages came out to attend the funeral of the brave heart Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer who laid down his life in service of the country.
Similarly a large crowd of locals also attended funerals of other three Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officers belonging to Shopian, Anantnag and Pulwama districts. The presence of large crowd of local residents in the funeral of Army officers has expunged the fault lines seen in the past between funerals of local militants and local security personnel.