Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that reports claiming a Kashmiri student of a private university joined militant ranks in the Valley were “hugely worrying”.
Ahtesham Bilal Sofi (17), a resident of Khanyar locality in downtown Srinagar, was pursuing graduation from Greater Noida’s Sharda University.
“If this is genuine (social media post about Sofi joining militant ranks), it’s hugely worrying. Sometimes seemingly small actions have huge consequences (sic),” Abdullah wrote on Twitter.
Sofi went missing on October 28 after he left the varsity with official permission to go to Delhi, days after he was mistakenly roughed up during a scuffle between Indian and Afghan students in the campus.
“If what happened to him at #ShardaUniversity has lead him to choose such a destructive path it’s even more tragic. One more life on the path to ruin & one more family in turmoil (sic),” Abdullah tweeted.