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Days after becoming a militant, south Kashmir youth qualifies BUMS exams

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Srinagar: Aadil Rashid Bhat of Charsoo-Batpora village in Awantipora town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who recently announced that he has joined militant ranks, Wednesday qualified the Bachelors of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) exams with distinction.

Aadil has secured over 80 per cent marks in 3rd semester of BUMS, the result of which were declared on August 25.


In a purported audio clip which had gone viral on social media a few days ago, Adil had announced his joining militancy ranks.

He went missing in the afternoon of August 18 after he had left home to offer prayers.

Adil has scored 897 marks out of 1100.

Altaf Ahmad, brother of Aadil told local news agency Kashmir News Observer that after checking his result, he came to know that Aadil had secured distinction in the 3rd Semester exams.

“All the family members felt sad,” Altaf said. “My brother was a brilliant student and has secured 94 per cent marks in Class 10 examinations. In class 12, he secured 90 per cent marks.”

One of Aadil’s friends said that he was “a genius and a very intelligent boy”.

“All of us are in a shock how he took such an extreme step of joining militancy,” he said.

A senior police officer said that they also came to know that Aadil was a brilliant student “but unfortunately he chose a different path.”

“Surrender option is always available and his family members must try to bring him back,” he said, adding that “if he will be brought back, he will allowed to resume his studies after legal formalities.” (KNO)