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Mother dead, father ‘missing’, year-old baby girl longing for parental love

Mother dead, father ‘missing’, year-old baby girl longing for parental love
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Pulwama: With father likely to have joined the militant ranks and mother already dead, a year-old baby girl has been left on mercy of Almighty and her relatives in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Aiysha, a year-old daughter of Imran Ahmad Bhat of Arihal village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district doesn’t know anything about her parents. She has been crying since his father has left home as she according to his paternal aunt was very much attached to his father after her mother’s death.
From last 15 days whenever Aishya sees anybody, she starts crying and it takes an hour to console her, her Aunt told ‘Kashmir Vision’.
According to locals, mother of Aishya died seven months ago after committing suicide while as his father is missing from the last 15 days.
Imran Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad YousufBhat of Arihal according to his family left home after he was arrested several times by forces and was ruthlessly beaten during the custody.
A militant was arrested by forces last year in Khrew area of Pampore in Pulwama district and from his possession a Sim card, which was on Imran’s name, was recovered following which Imran was arrested and beaten severely, they said.
Later, government forces resorted to ‘harassing’ him, asking for frequent visits to the camp where he was “beaten for alleged links with militants and also possessing ammunition,” they said.
They added that the frequent tortures had taken a toll on Imran following which he decided to join militant ranks, said his friend wishing not to be named.
Belonging to a middle class family, Imran has left behind his one-year-old daughter, one brother and a sister besides his parents.
A police official confirmed that his missing report was filed by his family at Police Station Pulwama on last Monday and it is likely that Imran has joined militant ranks.
Pertinently, Imran is the cousin of SaqibShafi Dar who along with his associate was killed in KhonmouhPampore on 26th of this month.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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