Hurriyat chief’s son joins Kashmiri militant movment

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Srinagar: As per media report Junaid Ashraf Sehrai, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’s new chief, joined the Kashmiri militant movement.

According to Hindustan Time the picture doing the rounds on social media shows Junaid, who is around 30 years old, posing with an assault rifle. The text with the image states Junaid’s code name is “Amaar Bhai” and he joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, a home-grown militant outfit, on March 24, 2018.

Junaid’s father, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, 72, replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani as the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat party chief on Monday.,

“The family filed a report of him missing at Sadar police station in Srinagar. Photos claiming that he has joined militancy are being circulated on social media. We are investigating the matter,” said Jammu and Kashmir’s director general of police, SP Vaid.

A source close to the family said Junaid has an MBA degree from Kashmir University. The image circulating on social media mentions his MBA credentials, reads a note in Hindustan Times.

“He left their house in Srinagar’s Bhagat locality for Friday prayers and did not return, following which the family approached the police,” said the source, who did not want to be named.

Police are closely monitoring the case in the light of a Kashmiri student from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Mannan Wani, disappearing and reportedly ending up with Hizbul Mujahideen in January.

A picture of Wani, 26, a geology research scholar at AMU, holding a grenade launcher went viral on social media. The text on the picture said Wani hailed from Lolab area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, and his code was “Hamzah Bhai”.

Incidentally, Suhail Aijaz, a Kashmiri student of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, who is also from Kupwara, is missing since February 9.

 

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