Video: Claimed as foreigners, 1 of the 2 militants killed in Uri is a Kashmiri migrant

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A family in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday claimed that one of the two militants who were killed in the recent “infiltration bid” in Uri along Line of Control (LoC) is their uncle.

The family claimed that one of the slain is Moazzum Din Chara who had migrated to Muzaffarabad in 1990. They family has sought his body to be re-buried in their ancestral graveyard.

Mehmood Charra, a resident of Madya Kamalkote said that he has identified one of the two slain persons. “It is the body of my uncle Moazzum Din Chara,” Mehmood told Kashmir Life. “Son of Gulla Chara, he had migrated to Muzaffarabad along with his family in 1990.”

Mehmood said Mozam had actualy migrated to Muzaffarabad along with his brother. They were two families. “While his brother had two kids, Moazzum had no children then,” he said.

The family said that they confirmed it from their relatives in Muzaffarabad as well. Mehmood said his wife and his daughter called him from Muzarraabad informing that since he has been killed on the border, he should apply for the necessary permission to give him a decent funeral and bury him in the ancestral graveyard of the family.

A resident of Nali in Muzaffarabad, Mehmood said, Moazzum was one of the two persons who tried to cross LoC and was killed. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters.

The two militants have already been buried in a graveyard at Uri. But the slain man’s nephew said the authorities must permit his exhumation so that he is laid to rest in the ancestral graveyard. Chara has applied for the exhumation of Moazzum’s body.

On Sunday, army said that that they traced an infiltration bid in Dulnaja belt of Kamalkote and the operation led to the killing of two militants. The army claimed that they recovered arms and ammunition from the slain duo.

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