Srinagar: Zubair Ahmad Turray, a youth of south Kashmir’s Shopian town has joined militant ranks.
Zubair on Sunday released a video clip of five minutes announcing his joining of militancy.
In army fatigue, Zubair describes the reasons behind his decision of joining militancy.
“I was slapped with PSA after PSA and even after quashed the last one by high court, I was not released. Instead I was facing illegal detention since three months,” Zubair is heard saying in his video clip. “Every effort of my father to get me released was failed.”
He appeals people to support the “freedom movement” and “promises to take the struggle forward”.
He thanks people of Shopian for their “pro-freedom” stance and remembers them Aasiya and Neelofar, who were found dead in May 2009 and whose death was followed by a massive agitation.
Exhibiting arms and ammunition in front of him on a table, Zubair appeals his father, Bashir Ahmad Turray “not to worry for him”.
Zubair was last arrested in 2014 on stone pelting charges and was slapped with PSA.
Zubair according to police sources escaped from police station Keegam on May 1.
Shopian town is observing continuous shutdown from last four days demanding whereabouts of Zubair.