After viral video ,message of main accused in Pulwama district attack, Adil Ahmad Dar who belonged to Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), his parents said that their son had been radicalized after police stopped him and his friends on the way home from school in 2016.
Adil Ahmad Dar, 20, from the village of Lethipora in Indian Kashmir, rammed a car full of explosives into the convoy, escalating tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors, which both claim the rugged Himalayan region. “We are in pain in the same way the families of the soldiers are,” said farmer Ghulam Hassan Dar, adding that his son had been radicalized after police stopped him and his friends on the way home from school in 2016. “They were stopped by the troops and beaten up and harassed,” Dar said, adding that the students were accused of stone-pelting. “Since then, he wanted to join the militants.”
In his photo and videos emerged soon after the deadly attack, Adil Ahmad Dar said “My name is Adil, I joined the Jaish e Mohammad a year ago. After a year’s wait, I have got the chance to do what I joined the Jaish for… By the time this video reaches you, I will be in heaven… this is my last message for the people of Kashmir,” Adil Ahmad says in the video, as part of an anti-India rant. In an unverified ten-minute video recorded before the attack, Dar also mentions that many more people like him were ready to ‘follow the same path’, Indian media reported.
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17 November, 2019