Occupied Kashmir police officer's son quits home, joins freedom struggle

Occupied Kashmir police officer's son quits home, joins freedom struggle
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SRINAGAR - In a big setback to occupied Jammu Kashmir Police (JKP) which has been trying hard to wean away youth from clutches of militancy, son of a police personnel joined freedom movementon Friday.

Abid maqbool Bhat, son of head constable Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Khangund Tral has joined freedom fighters.

Mohammad Maqbool is a head constable in the armed police in JKP. The father alerted the police after pictures of gun totting Abid went viral on social media. A senior cop said," The level of indoctrination in region is high. With smart phones and 4G network , youth are swayed."

Earlier, 16-year-old boy named Fardeen Ahmad Khanday, was first fidayeen in fourteen years to join Jaish-E-Mohammed <link>. He had carried out the deadly new years eve attack.

Four CRPF personnel were killed in the attack on the Lethapora group centre. Khanday was son of a serving police personnel. Khanday's father was in escort of then IG Kashmir Muneer Khan. He was later moved out of the escort.

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Abid Khan, resident of Handoora was shot in 2015. He was also the son of a head constable.

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