Thousands of people gathered at Reban area of South Kashmir’s Shopian District to bid farewell to slain Al Badr Militant, Nawaz Ahmed Wagay who was killed in an encounter at his native village.
People as far from Islamabad (Anantnag) District amid pro independence and Pro Militancy slogans reached the Shopian Area to attend the funeral of Slain the Slain Militant who had joined Al Badr in June this year.
Nawaz Ahmad wagay from Reban village who had completed his masters in urdu subject was 2nd one to join this outfit in a span of less than four days in the last week of June.
“He left home after Friday prayers and within hours his photo carrying Ak 47 went viral on social media within hours” one of his relative told The Kashmiriyat.
Nawaz was arrested several times by forces for having contact with militants, his relative added.
The mother of Nawaz Sara Begum said her family has been devastated by Nawaz’s decision to join militancy.
Sara said she has been moving from pillar to post since the day her son went missing and announced joining Al-Badr by releasing a gun-wielding photograph on various social networking sites.
“I am helpless. I took a lot of pains to finance his studies,” she said.
The father of Nawaz Ghulam Qadir wagay was also killed at his native area in year 1996, he also belonged to an economically sound family.
Nawaz is survived by mother, three sisters and one brother. Among them one married and one unmarried sister are government employees.
Meanwhile Yawar Wani had gone missing from his home in Bathnoora area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District since on August 12.
Aged 19, Yawar Wani son of Ali Mohammed wani, his photograph carrying a weapon had gone viral over social networking.
The family had filed a missing report in the Police Station, one of his cousin told The Kashmiriyat.
He said that the family was hoping to meet their son, however today his dead body reached Bathnoora village amid pro Independence and Pro Islam Slogans.
Militant recruitment in Kashmir has seen a drastic rise as more locals have been picking up the gun post the killing of Militant commander Burhan Wani on July 08, 2016. (The Kashmiriyat)
Author: Jahangeer Ganie
Jahangeer Ganie is the chief correspondent of The Kashmiriyat for District Pulwama in South Kashmir