Condemn the killing of Lt Ummer: Army chief to Kashmiris

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"This marks a watershed moment in the Kashmir Valley and people of Kashmir will decisively turn the tide against terrorism", said Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, Colonel of Rajputana Rifles and General Officer Commanding in Chief of the South Western Command, as per IANS.

"We are also ensuring that new recruitment is prevented and preventive operations are taking place wherein we are engaging with the families of the people and the students who are likely to get onto this track".

The above criminals who are involved in many terrorist acts including the murder of Umar Fayaz Parray s/o Fayaz Ahmad Parray R/o Sarsona Kulgam. "He was a courageous officer, it is possible that he got into a scuffle with the militants", an army officer who did not want to be named, said.

His wife said: "We want strict action, instead of strong condemnation of the brutal killing".

The operations will be directed only against the militants who have done this particular cowardly act, he said. Sacrifice of Lt Ummer Fayaz will not go in vain and it will continue to inspire young Kashmiri youth to join the Armed Forces and fight terrorists more vigorously. So I chose to join the march to pay my tribute to him. We share the grief of family of Lt. Ummer Fayaz & stand in solidarity. "He was physically tough and the troops enjoyed being with him", the Army said.

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"We met his family". A cheque of Rs 75 lakh was also handed over to his family.

Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz from RAJRIF unit in Akhnoor had gone to attend the wedding of his uncle's daughter at Batapura (Near Behibagh) on Tuesday, from where he was reportedly abducted by terrorists and today morning his bullet ridden body was found at Harmen, said the Army in a statement.

Asked whether there was any advisory like the one issued by state police to its personnel asking them to refrain from visiting their homes for some time, Major Gen Raju said, "There is no such advisory".

Several areas of south Kashmir, including Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian, have been witnessing repeated militant attacks on security forces in the recent months.

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