Jahangeer Ganaie

From Management graduate to school dropouts, Pulwama loses its young again

From Management graduate to school dropouts, Pulwama loses its young again
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Pulwama: One of the civilians killed in government forces action against protesters at Sirnoo was an MBA pass out, who had completed his degree from a University based in Indonesia.
The slain Abid Hussain Lone had also got married in Indonesia and has a three months old baby. Abid, had returned home last year along with his wife from Indonesia to join his family comprising his mother, a retired government teacher and his brother, who is presently pursuing an MBA degree in Bangalore.
Abid, a resident of Kareemabad, Pulwama was killed when government forces fired live ammunition to chase away the protesters near the site of the gunfight.
Abid’s father, who too was a teacher, had passed away ten years back.
Another youth, Aamir Ahmad Pala, son of Mohammad Yousuf who also fell to the bullets received a bullet injury while he too was not part of the crowd.
As per his friends he was the first who received bullet injury and succumbed in a local hopsital.
One of his friends said that while many youth were pelting stones on the forces, however, Amir was not involved in stone pelting and he was targeted by the forces who shot him in the chest.
Aamir, a school dropout was a labourer by profession and belongs to a very poor family. He is survived by one brother and two sisters besides, parents and a grandmother.
Another youth, Shahbaz Najar, son of Mohammad Yousuf of Kharpora Monghama was shot in his head on the doorstep of his house when forces were leaving the encounter spot, said his family members.
When most of the forces has left the area, all the people went outside to visit the encounter site which was about 300 metres from our house however, all of sudden two army vehicles which were coming from the encounter site came rushing and fired many shots and Shahbaz received bullet in his head at the doorstep of his own house, they said.
They alleged that he was targeted despite the fact that he was not part of any protests.
Shahbaz, too was a school dropout and belongs to a poor family. He is survived by one brother, two sisters and grandmother besides his parents.
Another youth who succumbed to his injuries was identified as Liyaqat son of Abdul Majeed Dar of Parigam Pulwama. Liyaqat was also injured during clashes near the encounter site and later succumbed at district hospital Pulwama.
As per his friends he received bullet injury in upper part of his abdomen and was later shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Belonging to a poor family Liyaqat, a 11th class dropout is survived by two brothers and two sisters besides his parents.
One of his brothers is a physically challenged person.
The story of Aaqib Bashir son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Prichoo Pulwama is no different. As per his family members, as news of killing of Zahoor Thoker spread in the area, Aaqib along with other friends went to take part in funeral prayers, however, he returned dead.
As per the locals his father, who is labourer by profession was in district hospital Pulwama and was looking after the injured persons.
“Bashir Ahmad suddenly arrived at a bed where a dead body was lying. Once he saw his face he fell down mumbling that the slain kid his is 12 year old son,” said his neighbor.
He said that Aaqib had passed his 8th class examination last month with good marks and had taken admission for class 9th at MMET Pulwama few days back.
Aaqib had bullet injury in his head and was shifted to district hospital Pulwama where he was declared as brought dead, a friend of Aaqib said.
Belonging to very poor family, Aaqib is survived by a younger brother and sister besides, his parents.
Tawseef Ahmed Mir son of Muhammad Ahsan Mir of Urchersoo Pulwama belonging to the one of the poorest family of the area was shot in the chest near the encounter site.
He as per his friends, he was was shifted to district hospital Pulwama from where he was shifted to SMHS Srinagar, where he breathed his last.
He as per his family left home to take part in funeral prayers for the slain militants however, he returned dead.
Tawseef, according to his neighbor was working as a need base employee in PDD and is survived by 5 unmarried sisters, wife, two kids aged 3 and 5 years, besides old parents.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]
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