Jahangeer Ganaie

Brother of slain militant among three joined militant ranks

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Pulwama: Three youth hailing from south Kashmir’s Awantipora area of Pulwama district have announced their joining a lesser known militant outfit, Al-Badr, reports and sources said. The trio was reported missing since the past many days now.
Three youth who have announced their joining include Umer Ali son of Ali Mohammad Mir resident of Dadsara Trral, Shakir Ul Jabbar (18) son of Mohammad Jabbar Sofi and Owais Farooq (22) son of Farooq Ahmad Allaie both residents of Kadlabal Awantipora.
Umer, a 12th class student, according to his family members was missing since last 6 days and family had lodged his missing report at the concerned police station.
Umer according to locals is brother of slain militant commander Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir who was killed in encounter at Mandoora Tral in 2015.
Shakir and Owais both according to their family members went missing on 07 August and they also announced their joining the Al-Badr.
Shakir after passing his 12th class examination joined coaching classes at Parrypora Srinagar to prepare for NEET, from where he returned in March after Covid outbreak, they said.
Owais after passing his 12th class examination had left his studies and was now earning a living by driving a tractor, they said.
Notably, during the past six weeks around one dozen youth have joined te Al-Badr militant organization in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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