July 2019 News

Kin Of Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy Greener Pastures In Foreign Countries

5 July 2019
Brighter Kashmir

New Delhi: While top Hurriyat leaders have been pushing Kashmiri youth in dark, their kin continue to pursue greener pastures in foreign countries. This highlights how the separatist leaders continue to mislead the Kashmiri youth and incite them to join militancy, stone pelting and other subversive activities in the name of so called freedom struggle while their children are enjoying their lives in foreign countries. According to reports, children and other family members of over a dozen senior separatist leaders are pursuing education and doing jobs in various foreign countries. According to sources in MHA, as many as 210 kin of 112 separatist leaders have settled in various foreign countries by doing jobs or studying in reputed institutions. These include names of 14 prominent separatist leaders, whose children, family members are in abroad even as they continue to instigate the Kashmiri youth to indulge in stone pelting, joining militancy and other anti-national activities, thus destroying their career and future. Khalid Ashraf and Aabid Ashraf both sons of separatist leader Ashraf Sehrai are working in Saudi Arabia and are well settled there and enjoying all privileges of life. Similarly, Mohammad bin Qasim and Ahmad bin Qasim, the two sons of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi are studying in top educational institutions in Malaysia and Australia respectively. Asiya is also responsible for preaching secessionism and inciting the youth of the Valley to join militancy and stone pelting. Two daughters of Altaf Ahmad Fantoosh, who is the son-in-law of hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is affiliated with Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, are also in abroad. One of them is doing MBBS in Pakistan and another is a journalist in Turkey. Likewise, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's sister is a doctor in United States of America. Three wards of People's Conference leader Bilal Lone, who is also affiliated to Hurriyat Conference, are also settled abroad. One of his daughters and son-in-laws are in London, another daughter is studying in Australia. Son of former Jamaat-e-Islami Aamir, GM Bhat is a doctor in Saudi Arabia while son of Mohammad Shafi Reshi, who is a separatist affiliated with Democratic Political Movement is pursing PhD in United States of America. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Ashraf Laya's daughter, Nawab is pursuing MBBS in Pakistan while son of Zahoor Geelani, who is also affiliated with Tehreek-e-Hurriyat is settled in Saudi Arabia and is working in prominent Saudi Airlines there. Naeem Geelani son of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman, hardline faction of All Parties Hurriyat Conference has also studied MBBS from Pakistan. Daughters of Mohammad Yusuf Mir and Farooq Gatpuri, both separatists affiliated with Muslim League are also studying Medicines in Pakistan. Son of Khwaja Firdous Wani, the leader of Democratic Political Movement, too is doing MBBS in Pakistan. Daughter and son of Nissar Hussain Rather, the separatist leader of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami are well settled in Iran. His daughter is doing job in Iran. Out of 14 separatist leaders, whose 21 kin were either doing jobs or studying in foreign countries includng US, Britain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan. There are reports that over 300 family members and relatives of 112 separatist leaders were doing jobs or studying in these countries. Source of funding of the studies of the separatists' kin is also a major issue on which the Central Intelligence agencies were working. There were reports that funds received by the separatists from abroad to create unrest in the Kashmir valley have been used by them for studies of their children. These expose are an eye opener for the people of Kashmir, especially the youth, who are being misled by the separatists and provoked to join militancy and stone pelting or other illegal activities but their own family members and relatives continue to enjoy the privileges abroad.