Engineering student among three join militancy
Pulwama/Anantnag: Amid an upswing in the anti-militancy operations in Kashmir, the youth from southern districts continue to find solace in arms as three more youth have reportedly joined the militant ranks.
According to reports at least 167 youth have already joined the militant ranks in the first ten months of this year and now more three youth from southern Kashmir have joined the militants.
The youth joining the militant ranks took place at a time when the authorities claim that recruitment has witnessed a decline.
The three youth who have joined the militant ranks recently have been identified as Nishaz Hussain Lone, son of Mazoor Ahmed Lone of Nigeenpora, Rashpora in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Laribal village of Kakapora Tehsil in Pulwama district and Nasir Gulzar Chadroo, son of Gulzar of ChadrooArwaniBijbehara in Anantnag district.
As per sources, Nishaz was an engineering student and went missing a few days back.
The family looked for him everywhere but failed to trace him, sources say.
However, his photo brandishing a weapon appeared on the social networking sites, revealing that he has joined Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit.
Mudasir from Laribal as per his family went missing on October 8 without sharing a word with his family.
“We searched for him everywhere but couldn’t find him and later his photograph while carrying gun went viral on social media. The incident has left us all shocked,” they said.
Up to 20 October, 2016, Mudasir was working in railway department and was posted in Jammu area, they said, adding that he was arrested by forces on 20 October 2016 in Nowgam Srinagar along with ammunition that was found in his car during checking.
Later, he was kept in police custody for about 15 months and now he was about to get his job back however “we are shocked that what forced him to take this step.”
Belonging to a well off family, Mudasir has another brother and four sisters besides his parents in his family.
The photograph of Nasir who was missing since the past two months now has also gone viral on social media, revealing that he too has joined the militant ranks.
A lone son of Chadroo family, according to locals was arrested by forces twice on stone pelting charges before he left home.
He was arrested in the year 2015 and recently in 2018 and was kept in custody for months, they said.
Belonging to a middle class family, Nasir has left behind parents and two sisters.
An official said that they are confirming the authenticity of the photographs.