Kashmiri youth who wanted to join Islamic State’ deported from Turkey

Confirming that the youth had been deported, Director General of Police S P Vaid said, “He went to Iran, from where he moved to Turkey”. The PTI report said Pervaz was deported from Turkey’s capital of Ankara on May 25.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Updated: May 30, 2017 9:44 am
kashmiri man, isis, islamic state, turkey The youth apparently sent a message to his family, telling them that he was facing some “problems”, according to the report. (Representational)

A Kashmiri youth, who was allegedly trying to join the Islamic State (IS), has been deported from Turkey. The youth has been identified as Afshan Pervaz, 21, a resident of Khanyar in the Old City area of Srinagar. According to police sources, Pervaz had told his family that he wanted to go to Iran for higher education. A PTI report quoted sources as saying that he had booked a seat on a flight to Tehran on March 23.

Confirming that the youth had been deported, Director General of Police S P Vaid said, “He went to Iran, from where he moved to Turkey”. The PTI report said Pervaz was deported from Turkey’s capital of Ankara on May 25. The youth apparently sent a message to his family, telling them that he was facing some “problems”, according to the report. When the police and other security agencies were informed about this, a probe was launched to locate him.

Citing sources, the report said the security agencies then got in touch with their Iranian counterparts, who found out that Pervaz was travelling to Ankara. The authorities in Ankara were contacted and he was picked up while he was travelling in a bus in the Turkish capital. He was sent to India on May 25 by a Turkish Airlines flight, the report said.

Earlier, a youth from Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar was reported to have joined the IS in 2013. Adil Fayaz Vaid went to the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2010, from where he did his MBA. Vaid is suspected to have got in touch with some Syria-based groups, and then joined the IS. Another youth from Ganderbal, Azhar ul Islam, was earlier deported from UAE for being an alleged IS sympathiser. His family has denied the charge.

— With PTI inputs

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    Srinivas Prusty
    May 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    It is very unfortunate to such peaceful youths that they lost a chance to visit Jannat. May their God bless them again so that they can travel Jannat via ISIS route.
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    Guru
    May 30, 2017 at 10:56 am
    I am sure co-religion of peace people will be out saying that he was just a simple misguided youth. And Digvijay will come out alleging that it was a conspiracy by Modi...
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    mimi sur
    May 30, 2017 at 10:42 am
    Let them go . Why should we bring back trouble in India ? Let all Indian Muslims go to Syria .That is their destiny .
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    B
    May 30, 2017 at 9:24 am
    Why do we stop such people? Do we need them in India where they will eventually get involved in anti national activities? Why don't we sponsor a one way trip to join ISIS? We can cancel their passports after that. Why should we spend taxpayer money to bring them back?
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    l s
    May 30, 2017 at 8:32 am
    Put him in jail for a minimum period of 10 years. No more soft pedal , no more cal parents for counsel , no more rehabilitation period etc etc. Plain prison for 20 years. Soft actions by the govt is increasing the number of such cases.
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