SRINAGAR (Agencies) - Thousands of people turned out Friday to pay tribute to two slain Kashmiri leaders in Kashmir, as a one-day strike called to mark the occasion closed shops and businesses. The strike was called by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to remember Maulvi Mohammed Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Farooq, who was also the chief cleric in the regions main mosque, was murdered by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on May 21, 1990. Lone was killed in 2002 during a function to mark Farooqs death at Srinagars martyrs graveyard. Farooqs son Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, 37, took over the mantle of chief cleric and also the reins of Farooqs Awami (Peoples) Action Committee. On Friday he led a rally from the main mosque to the graveyard as thousands of people lining the route showered petals and sweets at the young leader. Thousands of mourners shouting: We want freedom and Long live Islam waved green Islamic flags, as hundreds of police and paramilitary forces looked on. Our goal is freedom and Allah willing we will achieve our goal, vowed Mirwaiz in his speech, flanked by other leaders. We will take this struggle to its logical conclusion, he said.Mirwaiz urged New Delhi to pull out troops from populated areas, release prisoners and repeal tough security laws before resuming talks. Mirwaiz-led moderates have held several rounds of talks with the Indian government, but with no tangible result. Fridays strike closed down shops, schools, banks and offices in Srinagar and other major towns in the state, where Kashmiri freedom movement leaders launched an anti-Indian rebellion in 1989 that has left more than 47,000 people dead.