India @ 70: ‘Army Goodwill School’ renamed ‘Shaheed Lt Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School’ in honour martyred officer


Srinagar: In a special gesture, the ‘Army Goodwill School’ was renamed ‘Shaheed Lt Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School’ on Tuesday to honour the martyred officer.

The ​Army officer from Kashmir was abducted and shot dead by militants in Shopian district in May this year where he had gone to attend the wedding ceremony of a relative.

Lieutenant Fayaz was abducted by five to six militants from his relative’s house and his bullet riddled body was found in Harmain area.

Hailing from Kulgam district, Fayaz was in the Infantry and was posted in Akhnoor area in Jammu. He was commissioned in the Army in December last year.

Meanwhile, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, GoC 15 Corps, said today, “Persons involved in killing of Lt Fayaz have been identified and we are on their trail.”

“Number of protests (in Kashmir Valley) and people participating in them is reducing. People are fed up with agitations and want their lives to go on normally,” he added.

“Been fighting terrorism for 27 yrears but are confident of making major dent and bringing things under control to great extent.” he further said.

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