‘Ummer was sitting with the bride. They pulled him, many others were waiting outside’

Ummer Fayyaz was kidnapped and killed by suspected militants in Shopian district where he was attending a marriage ceremony of some relative.

Written by Muzamil Jaleel | Sarsuna (kulgam) | Updated: May 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Ummer Fayaz, Lt Ummer Fayaz, Ummer Fayaz killing, young army officer killing, army officer killing, shopian army officer killing, national conference, india news, latest news, indian express Inconsolable mother of the slain army officer Lt. Ummer Fayaz during his funeral at his native village Sudsona in Kulgam district on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

An occasional wail breaks the eerie silence. Women of the village sit in a circle, around a woman who is holding her head. She doesn’t speak, and screams each time she spots a family member or a neighbour. All that Jameela remembers is the sight of three men barging into a house in Shopian last night and taking away her 22-year-old son, Lieutenant Umar Fayaz. This morning, his body was found in another village. Jameela had gone to her brother’s home at Batpora Matribug village in the adjoining Shopian district to attend the wedding of her niece. Umar, who had taken leave, had travelled from Anantnag town to join the function.

Umar’s father sits in a room, surrounded by neighbours and family. Fayaz Ahmad Parray says he is unable to weep. “I can’t believe my son is not alive,’’ he says. “I have only one son,” he says, and almost immediately, corrects himself: “I had only one son. Now it is his mother and two sisters.”
Parray recalls that as soon as Umar cleared the Class XII examination in 2012, he wanted to take the NDA (National Defence Academy) entrance examination. “I am a farmer. I am illiterate. He told me he wants to become an officer and I said OK,’’ he said. “I didn’t know it would cost him his life.”

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Umar’s maternal uncle Mohammad Maqbool, whose daughter was getting married, sheds light on what happened last night. “Umar was staying at Anantnag where his cousins had a rented accommodation. He hadn’t come home. He came straight to our place from Anantnag. He reached our place in the afternoon. Everything was fine. He was sitting with the bride upstairs when three men wearing pherans came in. It was around 8 pm. They headed upstairs and asked for him. The moment he identified himself, they took him.”  “We tried to stop them but they pulled him. There were many others waiting for them outside, on the road,’’ he said.

This morning, Umar’s body was found near the bus stand in Harmain village in Shopian. “When villagers found his body, they took it to a hospital nearby. There, a doctor who knew Umar, identified him,’’ says Mohammad Ashraf, Umar’s uncle. “We received a call. It was unbelievable.”
The family didn’t say anything about the identity of the people who killed the young officer. “We never thought anybody would harm him at home,’’ Ashraf said.

He said Sarsuna village has had only one militant — Mohammad Ayub Parray who was killed on the LoC in early 1990s. “He was my uncle. He was also the uncle of Umar’s father,’’ Ashraf said. Kulgam Senior Superintendent of Police Sridhar Patel told The Indian Express that the police had no information that Lt Fayaz had been kidnapped last night.

“We didn’t know at all. We got to know about this only after his body was recovered this morning,’’ Patel said. “His body was recovered close to where (the cavalcade of ) SP Headquarters, Shopian, was fired at by the militants last night. They must have killed him around that time.” Army personnel, led by the Commandant of the 62 Rashtriya Rifles, placed a Tricolour on the young officer’s body and fired in the air before it was lowered in the grave. His father stood with two relatives, watching the Army officers and men paying floral tributes to his son.

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    golive report
    May 14, 2017 at 4:14 am
    visit vereport dot com for true breaking news
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      Rani
      May 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm
      How many more lives need to be sacrificed before some concrete action is taken against a rogue neighbour ? I wish hiji was here to see the benefits of Ahimsa. Aur Karo desh ka vibhaajan. Disgusting. India Gate par nasta lagana band Karo aur himmat Hai toh border pe has kar Dushman k ghar me ghus kar ussey sabak sikhao.
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        Anoop R N Kannur
        May 13, 2017 at 11:47 am
        Have you ever thought why he joined NDA? He was taught in the Navodaya Vidyalaya, which is about the nation.He studied real secularism . All those pigs in the guys of terrorists, did not study and took up the gun. This guy studied and then took the Gun. Big difference. I pity you , Kashmiris, who have lost a great son of India. I feel myself losing a brother. Terrorists, we will avenge his death.
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          Shamasundar Kathavate
          May 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm
          No religion can ever teach cowardice based hatred and coercive actions. Every religion should oppose such acts and teach brave reactions. Kashmiris especially muslims should come out and take oath to throw the foreign fighters and don't entertain these Pak 's coward forces
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            kaladadkalimata
            May 12, 2017 at 1:46 am
            but the peoples he was carrying gun know him well.
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              Sitaram
              May 12, 2017 at 12:48 am
              Brave son of India! His family should get all the support India can give.
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                PRAVIN SHARMA
                May 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm
                Correction: Pain of Kashmir.
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                  PRAVIN SHARMA
                  May 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm
                  I feel so much anger. How long we are going to bear terrorism. Every day our man are giving life. Requesting Modij to take some serious action. What is the use of development if we cannot guard our people and place. Pls give 10 attention in addition to development. We feel the paid of Kashmir
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                    Mohammad Dar
                    May 12, 2017 at 1:05 am
                    As long as hindus terrorist of hindrastan, dump of hinduism racism by faith, will not stop their hinduism terrorism against Muslims and Islam, they deserve no peace but, deserving hinduism terrorism, to eradicate hindu filthy germs of hinduism terrorism by faith, around the globe.
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                      Rohit Puri
                      May 12, 2017 at 5:23 am
                      Mohammad Dar......are you even Indian?? if you were born in India, cant say you are an Indian (even if you are) are you out of your bloody mind?? Lt. Ummer Fayyaz was an Indian Muslim.......see, he was first an Indian and then a Muslim...............its people just like you who give the great ones like Brigadier Mohammad Usman, MVC; Lance Naik Abdul Hamid, PVC; Kalamji and many more a bad name...........if you really are being wronged, approach the media, they love ma news these days............and please, no religion ever taught violence on innocents.........just because you love your religion doesnt give you the right to slander other religions...........Oh and by the way, I am a Christian & not a Hindu.........I love my religion but respect others.........
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                        suzy shetty
                        May 12, 2017 at 8:05 am
                        tere maa ka bosada
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                          Indian
                          May 12, 2017 at 10:10 am
                          Where the heck are you ? Its because of people like you, living has become hell.. what the has got into your head in the name of Islam? Your Allah never told you to kill people, why the ing are you people so bent on Violence and Terrorism? If you are in India, you bloody well get the out of this country to whatever Holy ing land that chops your for religion and rot there.. If you really have the balls to stand up to your faith and your beliefs of anti-hinduism, say this openly, with your location you coward.
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                            Rani
                            May 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm
                            Hello ! Mr. Dar. What do you know of Islam ? A true Muslim.will never use the kind of language you are using. Aap khud aap k Dushman Hai. Khayal badlo Dar Saab haalat bhi badlenge. Jo Mar raha Hai kisi k kehne par woh garib Kashmiri Hai. Amir toh security guard Ki safety Mey Hain. Kaho Apne Kashmiri leader se bagair security k ghumey. Kasur Na Hindu ka Hai Na Muslim ka. Kasur hum sab ka Hai Ki hum corrupt politicians ko bardasht karte Hain.
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                          Hari OM
                          May 11, 2017 at 11:56 am
                          When so many people were there, why they didn't resist whisking away of Umar (RIP)? All should have joined together and fought with those bloody terrorists.
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                            Indian
                            May 12, 2017 at 10:13 am
                            Very well said.. Weddings usually are crowded and Terrorists could've easily been overpowered by all present there.. But you never know if they were holding weapons, which isn't risk worthy for common people.
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                            SC
                            May 11, 2017 at 11:18 am
                            Earlier their targetted Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindus and ousted them from Kashmir. Now they want to finish all serving Kashmiri Muslims from Kashmir .
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                              ABC
                              May 11, 2017 at 11:01 am
                              This incident says a lot about the government at the centre. ABSOLUTE FAILURE. Bhaktards praising their GODFATHER are all silent now. GAU RAKSHAKS and CHADDIS and UDERWEARS ociated with CHADDIS are silent. Sirji is still busy inventing jumlas. His latest one IT IT IT. What the......
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                                Hari OM
                                May 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm
                                Stupids and morons like you have no brains. You are from the lot of pseudo-sickulars, apologists and libtards always want to blame government for even a crow put on your fuc#ing head. Why you people live in our nation as a burden to the nationlists?
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                                  Hari OM
                                  May 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm
                                  correction: a crow put on your.........
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                                    Hari OM
                                    May 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                                    crow put .......
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                                      RK
                                      May 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm
                                      if someone wants to blame the government, that is their choice! People have done it for governments before this one as well! Atleast at that time, people had the right to, without being abused like this! I wonder... have we gotten better, or worse?
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                                      RK
                                      May 11, 2017 at 1:13 pm
                                      Frankly, i don't know if we can blame the government here directly. But maybe indirectly, the unrest has ensued that this could happen! Yes, the government isn't has effective as they promised!
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                                        Indian
                                        May 12, 2017 at 10:18 am
                                        You s .. Do you think Centre is quiet ? For anything and everything you s target Modi and term complete Failure.. You can't even reveal your name while putting comments, and you are claiming to knkw it all to decide on this incident that the w Govt is failure.. For whatever it is, people like you who look like learned and hav access to social media are the biggest threats coz you don't understand Development, you don't hav a free mind, biased like wit your head always up the Congress lady's bumm , who propagate false things without an iota of understanding about govt.'s works.. Shame on you! I bet you don't even know the CM of JK.
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                                        Business Associates
                                        May 11, 2017 at 9:30 am
                                        I salute this brave son of soil who sat the example for others, that you can achieve whatever dream of in spite of all difficulties.
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                                          golive report
                                          May 11, 2017 at 8:15 am
                                          visit : vereport / for true news only
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                                            swarnim atri
                                            May 11, 2017 at 8:02 am
                                            May his soul rest in peace and may God gives strength to his family.. I really want to help d Martyr's family with every thing possible.. Can anyone tell the way to reach them... N i request everyone to stand united in this hour of need and contribute something to every Martyr's family.. Our little contribution can bring big change in their families life... Jai Hind..
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                                              Mohammad Dar
                                              May 11, 2017 at 9:09 am
                                              Sure you can help, just commit hinduism hara kari, and be gone for good, because there is no good hindu out law, but a dead hindu immoral on a payer of fire, for the best of the humanity, rest ure, no one will miss a a hog of hinduism racism , in human form. fewer the hyenas of hindrance to truth hinduism racism, better for the humanity.
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                                                sheiksaleem
                                                May 11, 2017 at 11:25 am
                                                do you know quran??? if you know then your kind information kulu nafusun zaikatul mouth bitter truth of life every soul s feel a taste of death. and second line in chapter 5 we can create you all in one religion .
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                                                  sheiksaleem
                                                  May 11, 2017 at 11:27 am
                                                  And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ. 5.48 dont act like muslim be a muslim,
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                                                    Chetan
                                                    May 11, 2017 at 11:34 am
                                                    there are people who want to help the family of a fallen soldier and then there are people like you who spread hatred in the name of religion. you are doing very good. bravo. there we have the europe coming together as a union - countries who earlier fought 2 wars kil more than 50 million and then understood that it was all in vain. turkey wants to join eu. here we have small states who want to separate in the name of religion.
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                                                      Mohammad Dar
                                                      May 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm
                                                      Yes, HE can and HE could have, but gave every human a choice to be in following of the truth, or be in hindrance to truth, a hindu, criminal slef centered by faith, and hind crime of hinduism illegality have nothing to do with obedience to the Truth absolute Allah, The LORD of the universe, but a hind crime of hinduism racism fabricated in defiance of HIS, commandments.
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                                                    S k
                                                    May 11, 2017 at 7:38 am
                                                    Our brave soldiers are being mart everyday and the govt is doing nothing apart from talking and tweeting.
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                                                      Mohammad Dar
                                                      May 11, 2017 at 9:11 am
                                                      Best a hindu hijra can do, show up with new clothes and Music, to entertain hindus fools.
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                                                        Daniel Thomson
                                                        May 11, 2017 at 10:06 am
                                                        despite moaning over death of a soldier u r talking such nuisance. This is problem with u guys. you all should b e deported to stan where u didnt even get food to eat. phir khate rehna . development toh aapko b pasand nai . wh to educate your children in hindu schools.
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                                                          S k
                                                          May 11, 2017 at 10:53 am
                                                          All your kind of muslims can do is take innocent lives or spew venom. Thats why you dont belong in progressive society.
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                                                            Chetan
                                                            May 11, 2017 at 11:36 am
                                                            u are cowards attacking an unarmed soldier and then shooting him.
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                                                              sheiksaleem
                                                              May 11, 2017 at 11:38 am
                                                              my dear brother dont a shame to my beloved prophet and my lord , he know what is right and wrong so dont think if your muslim then your superior , quran hiding lots of word so read in quran but take it as a oath so you can lead your life so easily , so dont blame them blame your self and find what in the ill on me not others because we are follower of prophet mohammed he was the man who stood when yahude died and his dead body whet in front of him he was .
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                                                                Umar
                                                                May 12, 2017 at 8:32 am
                                                                Dar kute tu kuch pada likha hai ya phir kisi jahil mad ki paidish hai. tere jaise hi padte hai ki science subject mein atoms aur electron bhi tere allha ki paidush hai lekin tera allah ek pachha bhi muslim by birth paidha nahi kar saka. mulle haramzade apni history ko bhi padna nahi chahte. Tumhare ancestors hindu hi the, tu unko badal sakta hai. Arbon se paisa lekar apne ancestors se bhi gaddhai karne bale tu bahut hi gatiya kism ki paidaish hai aur bahut hi gatiya mahol mein rahta hai.
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                                                              rajan
                                                              May 11, 2017 at 6:42 am
                                                              Apart from chest thumping & bleating, what good has happened to our nation under the present regime. Modi is nothing but a little tin god.
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                                                                Indian
                                                                May 12, 2017 at 10:26 am
                                                                Rajan.. Hope you are Educated. Try to learn about the Govt policies and works taken up and see if you can contribute. I bet you din hav a problem l#icking Congress Bumms when you got "huge" development.. Don't hate Modi for just the sake of it.. Try to contribute, else keep ur d$ick in your mouth and show some respect
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                                                                S k
                                                                May 11, 2017 at 6:12 am
                                                                How can militants just kidnap and kill one of our bravehearts? The army must avenge his death by wiping out every single infiltrator from the area.
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                                                                  Michelle:Vedic:human
                                                                  May 11, 2017 at 5:41 am
                                                                  MUZZIES should now know by heart that Allah is not a Arabic word but Sanskrit,----and that is the third name of goddess DURGA,----Jai hind.
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                                                                    balaMohan
                                                                    May 11, 2017 at 9:25 am
                                                                    Al Lah means The Moon God. The moon god is Siva. Before the advent of Abrahamic religion, the region that is now stan, Iran,Afghanistan and many parts of India was more or less Saivite, a descent of proto Mohenjo daro- Harappa religion. The remnant of it can be seen in Sufi cult that is practiced in this region. Sufism is not Islam either. The text of Saivite religion is Samkhya as explained by Kapila and later by Krishna in Gita. Siva story and how this moon god explains his views can be seen in Kumara Smbhava written by Kalidasa. True to his form Siva, this Moon God, exults from from sheer nothing to fullness as explained in Samkhya.
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                                                                      sheiksaleem
                                                                      May 11, 2017 at 11:47 am
                                                                      ha ha ha there is no god but Allah.. ALlah is not moon or sun and ALlah is ALlha who is the king of trons who is commends the sun and moon and the king of moon and sun and w universe .. no one can see him because his creation "sun"" have so much enlightening and we cannot observe the light and heat of then when is only the creation so think when his lord how to see one our empty eye... if you say moon is lord then your fool becuse moon lost his shining on day and sun lost his shining on night but GOD cannot lost his shining if lost then he is not GOD , we prey and praise the creator of universal not any creation ...
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                                                                        kaladadkalimata
                                                                        May 12, 2017 at 1:54 am
                                                                        bla bla you are joker
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                                                                      sk
                                                                      May 11, 2017 at 5:34 am
                                                                      Very painful, very sad, very disheartening to see the mom of a brave countryman killed in a very coward and in human manner. Terrorist your cause and effect is in inhuman, who taught you this cold blooded kil ? The doctor dedicated his life to save people and you killed this only son of an aam aadmi indian father who dedicated his years of savings nurturing this little brave boy of the largest democracy!! What did you achieve? Is this your Jihad to almighty? The almighty is watching your behavior and will act. Democracy is strength of this country. Killers,You will fail with your master in the days to come. Hey Ram/Hey Allah/Hey Jesus/Hey Param Atma.
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                                                                        Mohammad Dar
                                                                        May 11, 2017 at 9:39 am
                                                                        One in hindrance to truth hinduism, denial of truth is not a Muslim, but a hindu terrorist, pretending to be Muslim, He pa and He paid, hindus terrorist and the hindu criminal manifesto of hinduism terrorism has no place in lands of Islam, but in hindu filthy swamp of hinduism racism by faith, called india.
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                                                                          Chetan
                                                                          May 11, 2017 at 11:44 am
                                                                          are u using google translate? cause ur english sucks.
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                                                                            Indian
                                                                            May 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
                                                                            Mother ker.. Get a job you stone pelting piece of Shiitt
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                                                                          Michelle:Vedic:human
                                                                          May 11, 2017 at 5:29 am
                                                                          MUZZIE stinky mullah's should Watch ISLAM ROOTS and VEDIC ISLAM """you tube"""and find out the truth and stop leaving in denial,----Islam filthy by religion fake by faith ,---Jai hind.
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                                                                            Joe
                                                                            May 11, 2017 at 7:00 am
                                                                            Michelle:Vedic:human> The Young army man killed and his family are possibly practicing Muslims. Show some decency you prick.
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                                                                              Mohammad Dar
                                                                              May 12, 2017 at 1:07 am
                                                                              Deserving of hogs of hinduism racism by faith, in human form.
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                                                                              dh
                                                                              May 11, 2017 at 5:23 am
                                                                              Havent seen this much bleeding heart English media coverage of beheading of two non muslim soldiers.
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                                                                                Joe
                                                                                May 11, 2017 at 7:01 am
                                                                                Dh> I have, you missed it because it suits your narrative.
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