Srinagar: Rifleman Aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants in Pulwama on his way home for Eid in June last year and his martyrdom gave inspiration to his brothers who have now joined the Army.
Mohammad Tariq and Muhammad Shabir, sons of Mohammad Hanif, residents of Saloni village of Mendhar, attended the recruitment rally at Rajouri’s Surankote area, according to the Army. Hanif said, “My two sons have joined TA Battalion. When Aurangzeb was killed, I told Raksha Mantri and top officers of the Indian Army that I will dedicate all my six sons to the forces.”
“Both brothers of Aurangzeb attended the enrolment parade held in Rajouri Territorial Army headquarters on Monday. Both were recruited,” an Army official said.
“We have joined the Army for the love of our country and accepted the challenge of avenging the killing of our brother Aurangzeb by Hizb terrorists in south Kashmir,” said Mohammad Shabbir Salani, who along with his elder sibling Mohammad Tariq are undergoing training for their induction into the Punjab Regiment.
Aurangzeb was shot dead by militants and the execution was videotaped. His body was found in an orchard later. Aurangzeb was then accorded the Shourya Chakra.
Aurangzeb’s father is a former sepoy of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and joined the BJP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir in February this year.