Srinagar: Ghulam Hasan Dar, father of Adil Ahmad Dar, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant who carried out Thursday’s suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, said the family was not celebrating the death of the soldiers, local media reported today.
“We are not rejoicing the death of the CRPF men. We understand the pain of the families since in Kashmir we have been facing violence for years,” Ghulam Dar told India Today TV in Kashmiri.
Saying he didn’t want to give any message to the youth, Dar said: “I can only appeal to the government to find a solution to end this violence and stop youngsters from taking this path.”
Ghulam Dar recalled, the report said, how Adil had disappeared on March 18 last year. The family waited for his return for a month but in the process realised he had joined a militant group.
“We made all efforts, also made appeals on social media but there was no response,” the report quoted Umar, Adil’s cousin, as saying.
Umar says Adil, who was educated, couldn’t have joined a terror outfit for money because the family was not poor.