Four More youth from South Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian have gone missing since the past week, some of whom have reportedly joined Militant ranks.
Sources informed that Umer Khanday son of Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday, who is a resident of Tulbagh Pampore Pulwama, Amir Ahmed Mailk son of Abdul Gaffar Mailk from Hadergund Zainapora Shopian, Shahnawaz Ahmad from Sambora Pulwama & Umer Malik From Sugan Shopain.
The 16-year-old Umer Mushtaq, who was studying in class 11th went missing from his home in the last week of October, Locals from Tulbagh said.
Police official upon being contacted said that the family of Umar has filed a missing report in the Police station Pampore on 26 October 2020.
Amir Ahmed Malik aged 22, who is a resident of Haidergund in Shopian went missing from his home after he left home to play cricket with his friend, Locals from Haidergund told The Kashmiriyat.
Umer Malik who is from the Sugan area of Shopian which was the native of Al Badr commander, Zeenat ul Islam and falls in the Zainapora Shopian which as one of the most volatile areas and home to dozens of Militants, including Saddam Padder, Waseem Shah has also went missing in the last week.
Sources said that the duo has joined Al Badr Militant outfit.
A Police official, however, told that they are investigating the incidents from all possible dimensions. “It is to early to say if they have joined Militancy,” the official said.
Pertinently, South Kashmir has become the hotbed of Militancy post-2016, when the Kashmir valley saw a revival of Militant recruitment, Since then despite the killings of hundreds of Militants, many more have joined the Militant outfits.
The Indian Government Forces have been trying to stop the Militant recruitment. “Many youth have surrendered, we want the youth to return to mainstream and give up arms,” an Indian Army official told (The Kashmiriyat)