Police harassment forced my son to join militant ranks: Mother of slain militant

‘I lost two sons in three years’: Father of Adil Mir

Tral, June 20: The mother of one among the three militants killed in Buchoo Tral encounter Friday alleged that her son Tariq Ahmed Parrey resident of Laribal Tral was forced by police to pick up the gun and join militant ranks.

Shahzada Banoo mother of slain militant told CNS that her son Tariq Ahmed (23) was doing post graduation in Kashmiri subject but police frequently used to call him in police station on the pretext of one or the other. “My son was neither a stone-pelter nor he was having affiliation with any militant group. Police harassed him off and on and even seized his lap top, that he loved the most,” Shahzada said

“His frequent visits to police station depressed him so much and he was left with no option but to join militancy. I tried to stop him but could not succeed. Last year he formally joined militant ranks and was active since then,” she said.

The father of another slain militant Adil Ahmed Shah aka Haroon told CNS that he ever since his son joined militancy in April 2012, he met him thrice. “I had three meetings with my son. I don’t blame anyone. He was happy to be a militant,” Abdul Ahad Shah said.

Expressing same views, Bashir Ahmed Mir the father of another slain militant Adil Mir resident of Dadsara Tral said that he was fond of militants and joined militant ranks at his will.

“I lost my two sons in three years. My elder son Nayeem Ahmed Mir alias Gaznavi was a B.Tech student who lost his life in Dudhkalan encounter with Indian Army on March 3, 2010. His death instigated Adil to join militancy,” he said. (CNS)