Jahangeer Ganaie

Sojourn with militancy for Adnan, Adil ends in Khrew

Sojourn with militancy for Adnan, Adil ends in Khrew
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Pulwama: Adnan was pursuing engineering while Aadil, his associate used to teach computer science before the duo took up arms.
Adnan Ahmad Lone according to his family was pursuing Btech at Model Institute Of Technology Jammu before joining militant ranks in 2015.
A relative of Lone said in January 2015, they received a letter that their 19-year-old son has picked up arms, the decision was unexpected, the situation in 2015 was unlike it is now.
“He was on vacations at his home in Pulwama, On a cold morning in January 2015, he left for Srinagar and never returned back,” his relative said.
“Adnan was the most intelligent boy in the family and was of a generous nature,” Umar one of his batch mate as well as a neighbor said, adding that Adnan got over 80% marks in both 10th and 12th classes and joined militant ranks after completing one semester of B tech.
Belonging to a well to do family, Adnan is survived by four brothers and four sisters besides parents.
According to his neighbors, his brothers except for one are working in various government departments that too on good positions. However, his youngest brother, who is a student was arrested by forces several times over allegations of working for militants.
Another slain militant killed in Khrew encounter Aadil is a son of a cop. He was working as a teacher at ‘Greeks Computer Institute’ Pulwama before joining the militant ranks.
As per his family, after passing his 12th examination he pursued diploma in computer sciences and later started working at a computer training institute in Pulwama.
He worked for a short span of time as operator in Malangpora Airport before he left home and joined ranks, they said.
Belonging to well off family, Aadil is survived by one brother and one sister besides parents.
Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers amid clashes and restrictions.
The funeral prayers for the slain militant was held near Govt Middle School Banduna.
Eyewitnesses said around nine rounds of funeral prayers were held in order to accommodate the heavy rush of people before he was laid to rest in his native village.
Due to clashes, the spot which was fixed for funerals was changed as clashes spread in the area.
Meanwhile like Banduna, thousands of people also participated in the funeral prayers of Aadil amid clashes and restrictions.
Eyewitnesses said that eight back to back rounds of funeral prayers were held before for the slain militant following which he was laid to rest in his native village.
Pertinently, clashes erupted near railway station Panzgam and Malangpora (Awantipora) after funeral prayers.
As per sources, during day-long clashes several people got injured and dozens were arrested.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in most parts of South Kashmir over the killing of two militants.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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