The duo was part of Burhan Wani Squad: Hizb
Baramulla: A family living in Kamalkote area of Uri claimed on Tuesday that one of the two alleged “infiltrators” killed by the army on Sunday was their relative, who went to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in 1990 and was coming home when he was killed.
Mehmood Chara, son of Akbar ud-din Chara of Maryan Kamalkote, on Tuesday morning reached the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Uri and claimed that one of the two militants killed near the Line of Control (LoC) was his uncle, Moazum Mohammad Chara, son of Gulam Mohammad Chara. He said that Moazum had crossed the border in 1990 and was on way to his native place when he was killed.
Sources said that Mehmood Chara in a written application to SDM Uri said that he identified one among the two bodies as of his uncle. He said that he had confirmed the identity from the wife of his uncle and from other relatives. However, Mehmood could not confirm if his slain uncle was a militant or not. He said that he wanted the body of his uncle to take it to his native village for last rites.
Mehmood further said that Moazum migrated to Muzaffarabad in 1990 along with his wife and another brother, and since that time was living there with his family.
SDM Uri D Sagar confirmed that he received a letter from a family living in Kamalkote in which they asked for permission to open the grave in which one of the two slain militants was buried, to re-bury the body at their own graveyard. The SDM said that he had forwarded the letter to his seniors and was waiting for their decision.
Meanwhile, Hizbul Mujahideen in a statement to CNS paid tributes to Moazum-u-Din and Muhammad Akram who were killed in a gunfight in Uri.
“Both these brave militant were part of Burhan Wani Squad who sacrificed their lives for sake of Islam and freedom,” he said and reiterated that struggle will continue till Kashmir gets freedom from the clutches of India.