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Two more youth missing from south Kashmir


Srinagar: A few weeks after a BUMS student from Chursoo village in Awantipora town of Pulwama district left his home to join militant ranks, a BSC student from the same village has gone missing now while as another youth has also disappeared from the Pampore town of the district.

Mohsin Amin Bhat son of Mohammed Amin Bhat, a resident of Chursoo, Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama is missing for the last few days and his family is appealing him to return.


Muhammad Amin Bhat, his father, told local news agency KNO that Mohsin went missing on 29 August and since then they have no information of his whereabouts.

He said that after failing to find Mohsin for three days, they lodged a missing report on September 1 at concerned police station but so far have no clue where he is.

Bhat said that his son passed class 12 examination in 2019 and was presently in BA first year (first semester) student at Islamia college, Hawal, Srinagar, however, due to the Covid pandemic and lockdown, he used to stay home and would hardly venture out.

“Mohsin never took part in street protests and was never arrested before,” he said, adding that the entire family was under tremendous stress.

The family members appealed Mohsin to return as, according to them his mother is a cardiac patient, and his other brother is also ill.

“We request everyone, every organization and agency to kindly return him as his mother and brother are very ill,” his father said.

Pertinently, four youth including a BUMS student from same village have joined militancy in last two months. Among them, one was killed and other was arrested during Shopian encounter last week.

Meanwhile, another youth Khawar Sultan son of Mohammad Sultan Mir resident of Drangbal, Pampore, has also gone missing on September 02.

His father Mohammad Sultan told KNO that Khawar was working as a labourer at a Poultry farm in Khrew-Shaar area of Pulwama and on September 02, he left home for Shaar but didn’t return.

“We called all relatives and his friends but failed to get any information about him, forcing us to lodge his missing report,” said Sultan.

He said that he is a truck driver and after passing his class 12th, he was working with him as a conductor, however after lockdown, he started working at a poultry farm.

His family members including his parents, grandmother, two brothers and sister have requested him to return back. A senior police official while confirming their missing report said that efforts are on to trace them. (KNO)