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

Kashmir: New Hurriyat chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai's son joins Hizbul; image of him holding AK-47 goes viral

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, the successor of separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani as party chief, had taken over the post after Geelani made a decision to step down.

A photo of Junaid, who has reportedly done MBA from the University of Kashmir, brandishing an AK-47 rifle, has gone viral on social media, purportedly claiming that he has joined Hizb taking the alias of Aamir Bhai.

Old-timers fear that Junaid's joining militancy is likely to give "boost" to militancy and may lure more educated youth to the path of militancy.A PhD scholar Manan Wani hailing from Kupwara, who was studying in Aligarh Muslim University, had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in January.

"The family filed a report of him missing at Sadar police station in Srinagar". This is the first time that the son of a senior separatist leader of the stature of Sehrai has joined the militancy in Kashmir. The two have been reported to be friends. The police official said Junaid Ashraf had been missing since Friday's prayers.

"We have taken the complaint and we are looking into it", the officer told Kashmir Life.

Sources in the state's intelligence grid confirmed there are reports of Junaid having joined Hizbul Mujahideen, but the information has not been confirmed thus far.

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.

"Islamic State and Al-Qaeda have nothing to do with our movement and we will never accept them", Sehrai said.

Sehrai, while expressing concern over the raising of ISIS flags during the funeral of Eisa Fazili, said that TeH will chart out a plan to stop them after their elections.

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