Militant outfit Harkat asks parents not to send girl students on tour with army

SRINAGAR: A day after female separatist leader Asiya Andrabi ‘warned’ parents against sending their teenage daughters to army sponsored tours, militant outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen on Tuesday said such tours were a matter of concern.

The outfit also appealed parents not to allow their daughters to go on India your with Indian Army.

Hasan Askari, a caller who identified himself as the spokesperson of the outfit, said that during a meeting held at Pakistan administered Kashmir, the outfit Chief Sajad Shahid expressed concern over the way some schools and parents had been allowing girl students to accompany Indian Army on India tour.

“Indian Army has decided to conduct a tour for adult girl students from December. We appeal all the parents to stop their daughters from going on such tours. We also appeal teachers and college authorities to stop forcing and motivating girl students,” the spokesperson said.

He also castigated some religious clerics for ‘enjoying’ tours with Indian Army. “These consciousness Molvis (clerics) have forgotten the sacrifices lay down by thousands of Kashmiri people for sake of freedom struggle. By organizing such tours, Indian Army try to heinous crimes and atrocities that it perpetuated on the people of Kashmir,” he said.