Sunday, 5 February 2017

Kashmir Day - 5th February, 2017

Kashmir Day - 5th February, 2017

(Some posts and Story of a Mujahid)


#Kashmir Lecturer turned Mujahid: Read how Azhar changed paths after Handwara Molestation episode

On April 12, 2016, the alleged molestation of a girl by a soldier sparked wide-spread protests in the whole valley especially in Handwara town of Kupwara district in North Kashmir where the incident took place. Five civilians including a budding cricketer Nayeem Bhat were killed, when government forces opened fire on a group of protesters in Handwara.

Mohammad Azharuddin Khan, 25, son of Nazir Ahmad Khan, a resident of Turas Nutnoosa was a temporary lecturer at the same higher secondary in which the girl studied.

“He saw all this happening before his eyes. The alleged molestation of a teenage girl of his institution, the killing of 5 civilians. It left him with no option but to join militant ranks. He was a very sensitive boy,” said one of Azhar’s close friends.

Azhar alias Gazi Umar, a Hizb ul Mujahideen militant was killed Satuday morning in a brief gunfight with SOG Baramulla along with another Hizb militant from Bomai Sopore, Sajad Ahmad.
Azhar was a lecturer of Arabic at Handwara Girl’s Higher Secondary before joining mujahideen ranks.

“He left the job when the girl was allegedly molested by an army man. He told us that he will carry on with some other job but we never thought that he will join militant ranks. Actually the Handwara molestation case changed him a lot,” said Mohammad Sultan, Azhar’s uncle.

An HM press release said that Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar was a lecturer by profession who had left government service and was affiliated with Hizbul Mujhadeen quite some time.

A post graduate student in Islamic Studies from Kashmir University, Azhar was an active Tehreek e Hurriyat activist.

Family members of Azhar said that security agencies visited their house many times to find out Azhar’s whereabouts and allegedly harassed the family a number of times.

Via The Varmul Post

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