They are young, educated and wealthy. And they love wielding their guns for the camera. Bashaarat Masood on the new crop
of militants in the Valley. Photographs by Shuaib Masoodi
Abdul Qayoom Najar, one of the longest surviving militants, has been active since 1995.
The J&K police sees this as an attempt to glamourise the militancy in Kashmir.
The brazen display of nonchalance came within a fortnight the law enforcement agencies managing to remove still photos of the militants in battle gear from Facebook, official sources said.
By 2001, Salahuddin was ready to come back, and I advocated it hundred times. Possibily the (RAW) Chief after me, Vikram Sood, had other interests: Dulat
The Hizbul Mujahideen said former R&AW chief Dulat’s claim that Hizbul chief had called up a senior IB officer to seek a seat for his son in medical college was a ‘Himalayan lie’.
Photo of ‘Sopore killer Qayoom Najar’ is mine, says Kupwara shopkeeper Irfan Shah; police say he is a ‘lookalike’.
The posters were pasted at several places in the town Monday night and have pictures of the two men, identified as Abdul Qayoom Najar and Imtiyaz Ahmad Kundoo.
A pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from his possession.
Khalid’s death on April 13 was the first casualty at the hands of security forces in J&K since CM Mufti Sayeed took over.
“Army authorities must co-operate with the investigation, and not try to shield soldiers from prosecution,” said Amnesty International.
Army won’t apologise, says slain youth was Hizbul worker.
NIA chargesheet says, Shah did not come to India with immediate express intention of carrying out an attack.
Held for being Hizbul Mujahideen man, Liaquat got clean chit from NIA.
Colonel M M Rai, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle at Mindora village of Tral.