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Missing Bemina youth’s family continue to seek whereabouts of their son

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BUMS student goes missing in Awantipora

Srinagar: Family members of a missing Bemina youth, Friday staged another protest here to seek whereabouts of their missing son. Protesters appealed to the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay, to help them trace their missing son.

The protesting family members of a Phd. Scholar from Bemina area of Srinagar, told news agency KNO that it has been more than two months since their son, who had gone to Gangbal Lake in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, along with his friends for trekking, went missing. They said the mysterious disappearance of their son has made them apprehensive about his safety.

Holding placards which read “all hopes on new LG, IG sir help” Family members of missing youth gathered at Press Enclave this afternoon and staged a protest to seek whereabouts of their missing kin. The family members of Hilal have been protesting every week to seek the whereabouts of their son.

It may be recalled that Hilal, 27, a PHD Scholar from Ibrahim Colony Bemina, went missing after he went trekking to Gangabal Lake along with his five other friends on June 14 this year. Though all his friends returned home, but Hilal didn’t. Since then, Hilal’s all relatives have been moving from pillar to post to seek whereabouts of their son.

Earlier, police had said that Hilal had joined militancy. But top officials from the police had told KNO there was no concrete evidence and proof to declare Hilal as a militant and that his name has not been added to the list of active militants.

Meanwhile, a Bachelor in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)  student from Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been missing for the last four days and there are no traces of him since then.

Aadil Rashid Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Charsoo Batpora village of Awantipora area of Pulwama district, who was a last semester student of BUMS at Tibiya College Sumbal is missing since Tuesday afternoon.

Altaf Ahmad, brother of Aadil told KNO that on Tuesday afternoon after having lunch, he offered Zuhr prayers with him and since then he didn’t return home.

“We contacted all our relatives, his friends and other people but nobody has any clue about him,” he said, adding that after failing to trace him, they lodged a missing report at Police Station Awantipora.

“Since then, we have been searching him everywhere but so far we haven’t got any clue about him,” he said while requesting everyone to kindly allow his brother to return home if he is with anyone.

A senior police officer told KNO that a BUMS student from Awantipora is missing and the efforts are on to trace him. He added that it would be premature to say whether he has joined any militant organization as investigation in this regard is going on.

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