‘My own sons endangered in own houses,’ says ex-Indian trooper

Aug 18th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

In occupied Kashmir, a book on Hilal Ahmad Dar who was killed in a fake encounter at Ashtangoo in Bandipore in 2012 was released in Srinagar, yesterday.

The 535-page book ‘Shaheed-Hilal’ has been authored by Hilal’s uncle K M Kamal of Ajas Bandipora as a tribute to him.The book was released at a function organized by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society.

On the occasion, human rights defender and leader of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Parvez Imroz said that “Kashmir conflict is a war between memory and forgetfulness.”

The author KM Kamal, who is a retired army person, said that his nephew was a religious person and belonged to Tableeghi Jamaat.

“As a soldier I tried to plead my case and thought of compiling a book of my daily notes I made,” he said.

Kamal said, “I performed duty to guard the mighty hills of Kargil, Ladakh and Kashmir But I found my own sons endangered in their own houses.” In 1991, he left BSF after armed resistance broke out in the valley.

Others who spoke on the occasion included Journalist Zaheer-ud Din, Dr Altaf Hussain and Zareef Ahmad Zareef.

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