Nabeel's mother scoffs militant threat claims -
Nabeel's mother scoffs militant threat claims
Posted 18 May 2017 01:48 PM


Mother of Nabeel Ahmed Wani, the Udhampur youth, who remained in headlines last year after topping the BSF Assistant Commandant (Works) exam, Hanifa Begum today rebuffed claims her son, Nabeel and daughter have been receiving militant threats.
She said that some media houses "erroneously" quoted her son, Nabeel Ahmed Wani, who is undergoing a training programme in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior District, that he (Nabeel) and his sister studying in Chandigarh were receiving threats from militants.
However, in an exclusive interview to The New Indian Express newspaper on May 11 this year, Nabeel had said that he was worried about his family members, especially his mother living alone in Latti Village of Udhampur district and other Kashmiris joining army despite pressure from militants after the abduction and killing of Lt Ummer Fayyaz.
"Like Lt Fayyaz, I too will be visiting my village in July for the wedding of my cousin. Latti too is terrorist-affected. I am now worried, not for myself, but for my family and all those Kashmiris who are serving in the Army or paramilitary forces. We Kashmiris join the forces despite a lot of opposition, which takes a lot of courage. Now, with this trend of killing Kashmiris serving as soldiers, a sword hangs on us and we can no more move freely. This is a very disturbing trend,'' Nabil Wani was quoted by the newspaper on telephone.
But her mother, Hanifa Begum said, "How careless the media has become? My son never talked to any newspaper about any militant threat."
She said, "By carrying such fake reports, media is not just losing its credibility, albeit troubling us. Militants may read these news items."
"It is the reason I don't like media. These days, journalists are running after sensational stories and they give damn to ethics. Due to their irresponsible reporting, sometimes, repercussions may be unwanted," mother of the BSF Assistant Command said.
According to her, her son-Nabeel wrote a letter to Union Women and Child Development Minister, Mankea Gandhi on May 14 while asking the later to arrange hostel facility for his sister studying civil engineering in a Chandigarh based college.
She said, "On telephone, Nabeel told me that in his letter, he simply asked the Union Minister to arrange hostel facility for his sister because she, being resident of J&K, was worried over getting accommodation in Chandigarh as most of the Kashmiri students were being forcibly evacuated from other cities of the country."
"So he asked the Union Minister to provide hostel facility to his sister. But in media reports, it appeared that he and his sister fear militant threats," Hanifa Begum said, adding, "So what the fuss is all about?"

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