Two Families Return Home From Pakistani Kashmir

21 December 2009
Kashmir Watch

Srinagar: Nine people including five small children and two women surrendered before the police in north Kashmir's Tangmarg area after their arrival from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) on Monday, police sources told Press Bureau of India. They said that Abdul Rashid Chopan son of Mohammad Sultan of Waripora Magam, his wife Zarina and two minor kids Muskan (5), Iman (2) along with Mohammad Ashraf Hajam son of Ghulam Qadir Hajam of Chandilora Tangmarg, his wife Nargis and three children Abbas (10), Basit (5) and daughter Asnas (2) surrendered before the police in Tangmarg on Monday immediately after their arrival from PaK after 20 years. Sources said that Rashid along with Mohammad Ashraf had gone to Pak for arms training in 1990 and had stayed back till both of them got married some years back. Sources said that the duo after staying in PaK for nearly 20 years decided to return to the valley and surrender before the authorities along with their family members. The duo was associated with JKLF and got married to the two women belonging to Mzaffarabad in PaK. Police sources said that the duo along with their family members entered into India via Nepal and straight away headed for Tangmarg. On Monday both the families surrendered before the police in Tangmarg Police station. SDPO, Tangmarg Mohammad Rafiq confirming the incident to Press Bureau of India said that the families surrendered before the police early Monday. He said that police has taken all the nine people including five children and two women into their custody and later registered a case. An FIR 108-09 US 14 Foreigners act and 3 (EMCO) has been registered against them, he said. Police has also taken up investigations and we are following the case, the SDPO added. (PBI)