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Hilal Molvi- What provoked Him to Join Militant Ranks?

Afsana

Qadri Inzamam

After the 2010 uprising, many youth from north Kashmir were provoked by the alleged police harassment to join militant groups active in Kashmir. Like in the cases of Atir Ahmad and Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Family and acquaintances of Hilal Ahmad Rather aka Hilal Molvi also says that he was forced to join militancy after the regular harassment by the police.

Many of these boys were killed in different gun battles at various places in Kashmir since last year. Hilal Molvi was among many such boys who picked up arms post 2010 uprising in autumn of 2012 and was killed today in the wee hours of morning in Srinagar’s Fateh Kadal.

Hilal Ahmad Rather, who completed his Mufti course from Deoband, worked as an Imam and a teacher at a local Madrasa. He is survived by his parents and a brother and sister.

After the 2010 uprising, when…

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