Kashmir has lost a son: Army officer
Calling 22-year-old Kashmiri Army officer Lt. Ummer Fayaz’s killing a “cowardly act”, Rajputana Rifles Colonel, Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna, on Wednesday said Kashmir has lost a son, and that people should come together to punish the perpetrators.
“Kashmir has lost its son and we have lost a very promising officer. I am sure the people of Kashmir will realise this. They will join hands and hit back at the perpetrators,” said Lt. Gen. Krishna, also the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Command.
He also called Lt. Ummer’s killing a watershed moment for Jammu and Kashmir, adding that the state’s people will turn the tide against terrorism.
“It is a tragic loss at the hands of the coward and barbaric perpetrators — the jihadi terrorists. He was an outstanding officer, an excellent sportsman,” Lt. Gen. Krishna said.
In a written statement earlier, the senior Army officer said the perpetrators of this heinous crime and dastardly act will not be spared.