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Who Was Shakoor Dar

June 26

Last year the photo of a Militant carrying an RPG on his shoulder had stirred the security agencies in Kashmir.

The photo was of a popular commander, Shakoor Ahmed Dar from the Czopath area of South Kashmir’s Qazigund in Kulgam District.

Shakoor Ahmed Dar had reportedly joined Militants in October 2016 but he was working as an upper ground worker for Lashkar e Taiba since 2015, as per police sources.

Shakoor worked in close coordination with the slain popular Let commanders- Bashir lashkar and Majid Zarger.

Shakoor was responsible for many recruitment for lashkar e Taiba from South Kashmir area including Damhal belt which had recorded more than 70% Voting in 2014 elections.

His family members were also thrashed the last year after which his father said that he was not going to call back his son.

Shakoor Ahmed Dar, Lashkar e Taiba’s Divisional Commander also appeared in the list of Most wanted Militants as an A++ Category Militant which was prepared by Indian Army a few days ago.

On Monday tens and thousands of people reached his native to attend the funeral prayers of Shakoor amid restrictions around the area.

Shakoor is survived by parents and two brothers, both are languishing in jail for his active role in Kashmir Militancy.

Author: Mohammed Ashraf Ganie

Ashraf is the chief correspondent for The Kashmiriyat from Kulgam District

About Mohammed Ashraf Ganie

Ashraf is the chief correspondent for The Kashmiriyat from Kulgam District

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