Youth thrashed for attending recruitment rally, moves to Jammu with family

Jammu, Sept 25: Asif Dar is 2- years of age and is also a science graduate belonging to South Kashmir’s Anantnag. Dar has had to find asylum in Jammu after after he was beaten and his family threatened by the ‘separatist henchmen’ for attending army recruitment rally.

Dar as quoted by a JKM report was disappointed with the way separatist leaders have resorted to oppression of the denizens of the valley. Dar, who has three sisters and ailing parents, has the responsibility of his family loaded on to him. Till recently he was working in a Pharma Company but he has not been able to work for three months and the private company has stopped the salary and in the absence of funds, the family is struggling to find three meals a day.

Asif Dar mentioned that he went to the recently held army recruitment and was positive about his step as he was not the only one at the rally in Anantnag. Dar had travelled 30 km to attend the rally with a mindset to change the perception about Kashmiri youth towards the country.

However, the decision did not work in his favour as Dar says that after returning from the rally, the separatists’ henchmen thrashed him and had been threatening his family calling them ‘traitors’.

He further claimed that like him, three families of South Kashmir have also ‘temporarily’ migrated to Jammu owing to the fear from separatists.

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