Shopian, April 16 : One more youth from South Kashmir has picked arms and posed with an AK 47 rifle to tell his family that he has joined Militant ranks.
The youth has been identified as Shariq Ahmed Son of Mohammed Yusuf Negroo a resident of Chotigam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian District.
Locals from Shopian told The Kashmiriyat that Shariq had left home a few weeks back after which he disappeared, today his photo carrying a gun appeared on the Social media.
South Kashmir districts have witnessed a surge in youth joining the Militant ranks after the encounter of Burhan Wani on July 08, 2016.
Despite the Indian Army having launched ‘Operation All Out’ and intensifying the Anti Militancy operations, the local Militancy is on rise.
Militancy this year has seen a huge rise after the three encounter that were held on a single day on April 01 in South Kashmir ending with the death of 13 local Militants.
The Himalayan region has seen large number of youth picking up arms since an armed insurgency began against the Indian rule in 1988.
Since their partition both India and Pakistan have fought three wars claiming the region in its entirety.