Son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief joins Hizbul Mujahideen ultras

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Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir Chapter Convener Syed Faiz Naqshbandi on the directions of Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Dr. Umar Farooq held a special interactive session with NGOs and representatives from across the Globe in Geneva now there to attend the 37th session of UN Human Rights Council and informed them about terrorizing the detainees and prisoners related to Kashmir movement who are in detention under the draconian Public Safety Act and other inhuman laws.

Saturday a photo of his, wielding a rifle, appeared on social media with the caption proclaiming he had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, police said. The two have been reported to be friends. According to the police, Junaid had gone missing from his home on Friday afternoon.

Junaid, who has an MBA from Kashmir University, hails from Tikipora village in Kupwara, which is also the village of Mannan Wani, an AMU Ph.D student who recently joined the Hizbul. Police sources said he had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen in south Kashmir.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Imtiyaz Ismail confirmed that they had received a missing complaint from the Sehrai family.

Hurriyat (M) said a meeting of conglomerate chaired by senior executive council member Prof Abdul Gani Butt held at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh Saturday discussed the present political situation in the backdrop of changing geo-political scenario in the region. Geelani was the founding chairman of Hurriyat since it was formed in 2004, while Sehrai was the organisation's general secretary. Sehrai, a voracious reader who has kept a low-profile over the past three decades of turmoil in Kashmir, is known for his "radical ideas". In his first interview on Friday, Mr. Sehrai criticised the IS, Daesh and al-Qaeda, and warned the youth against joining these organisations as they "wrongly interpreting Islam". "Some elements are creating confusion among masses by raising Islamic State flags at the funeral of militants. Now with this development, no one can question them", the source said, adding that this development is a most unsafe move for Kashmir.