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Assam youth joins Hizbul Mujahideen!


GUWAHATI/GAON, April 9: In a development that might throw light on a possible new trend of a section of youths from the State joining the Islamic terrorist groups, a youth from Hojai district has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen, a Jammu & Kashmir-based terrorist outfit. 
Even though the Assam Police has said the truth will come out only after a detailed investigation, the photograph of the youth identified as Kamir-Uz-Zaman alias Kamiruddin, who hails from Jamumukh in Hojai district with an assault rifle in his hands, has gone viral in the social media raising the pitch for debate and controversy that the Islamic fundamentalist and terrorist groups have intruded into the State and luring youths to join such outfits. The photo of Kamir-Uz-Zaman has reportedly mentioned that he has joined the terrorist outfit and waging a war against India. 
Kamir, a Class XII passed youth initially went to the USA in 2009 and stayed there for four years before returning to his home at Jamumukh in 2013. In 2014 the youth reportedly went to Bangladesh and subsequently to Kashmir. Even though Kamir was in touch in with his family members after a long interval, there has been no correspondence between the youth and his family members for the last 10 months. A few family members went to Kashmir also in search of Kamir, but returned home without finding him.  The photograph in the social media has only shocked the family members of Kamir. 
“I am shocked and devastated. If my son has really joined a terrorist outfit, I appeal to him to immediately quit as Islam is against any form of violence. In case my son does not quit the terrorist outfit I have no regret even he is elimited by the police and security personnel for the sake of peace. If he dies as a terrorist I will not accept his body also,” Sahira Khatoon, the mother of Kamir-Uz-Zaman, said. The family of Kamir has a history of joining India’s freedom struggle. 
Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay told The Sentinel on Monday evening that the Assam Police has already contacted its counterpart in Jammu & Kashmir and the intelligence agencies to find out the truth. “We are trying to establish whether Kamir is missing from Kashmir. Once we get the details, we can draw a conclusion about the development,” Sahay said, adding the Special Branch of Assam Police is closely monitoring the situation.