‘Army tore down our son’s posters, trampled them,’ slain militant’s family alleges

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Slain Al Badr militant Syed Rubaan
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Srinagar: Hours after burying their slain son, family of militant Syed Rubaan was yet again harassed by the government forces.

According to the family, the troops from nearby Ahgam camp in south Kashmir’s Shopian district entered their house at around 7 pm on Wednesday and tore down the banners of their slain son.

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“Not only did they misbehave with my father, but they also tore down the banners and trampled the pictures of my brother infront of my parents,” said Syed Tajamul, brother of slain militant Ruban.

Another family member said the army thrashed the cook and ordered him to bring down the banner of their son that were placed by local youth on their house.

Adding that the soldiers were drunk and they yelled at the guests, “We are left with nothing now. The harassment for families does not even end with the killing of militant,” he lamented.

Meanwhile, the COO of the concerned army camp denied allegations. “We have other things to do,” Khan Vikas told The Kashmir Walla.

Syed Rubaan, 22, who was affiliated with the Al-Badr militant outfit, was killed in an encounter with the government forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.

Rubaan, a cricket enthusiast, had joined militant ranks following constant harassment by the government forces, the family added.