August 2006 News

Two Kashmir Muslims killed for sending children to army

12 August 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Jammu: Lashkar-e-Taiba militants shot dead two Muslims residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, saying in a note that this was the punishment for sending their sons for recruitment in the Indian Army.Police said the militants barged into the houses of two neighbours, Mohammad Bashir and Sadiq Khan, in Kulali village near Bafliaz in Poonch, about 220 km north of Jammu at around 11.00 p.m. Friday.Bashir and Sadiq's sons recently took part in the army recruitment rally and were selected.Militants have issued an all- time decree that no one in the state should join the army. The step by the sons of the two victims infuriated them. They picked up the two from their beds at gunpoint and shot them. Their sons were not present in the houses at that time.The killers left a hand written note, which said: 'This is a punishment for those defying us. We are here, it should not be forgotten.'The police have launched a hunt for the killers.


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