An Army school in Kashmir has been renamed after Martyr Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz. Fayaz was abducted by a group of terrorists from his relative’s residence at Batapora in Shopian District on Tuesday evening. His bullet ridden body was recovered the next morning. Fayaz was 22 years old. Army officials visited Fayaz’s house at Sursuna village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.

Army’s Victor Force Commander Maj Gen B S Raju alongwith Deputy Commissioner and SP Kulgam and other top police, civil and army officials  today visited Lt Ummer Fayaz’s house at Sursuna village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district to attend his 4th day mourning.

Major General Raju assured the family of assistance from the Indian Army. He presented a cheque of Rs 75 Lakh to the martyr’s family. He further informed the family that the Army Goodwill School Behibagh would be renamed as ‘Shaheed Lt. Ummer Fayaz Goodwill School.’

The Deputy Commissioner Kulgam also presented a cheque of exgratia amount from the J&K Government to the martyr’s family and announced that government jobs would be provided to family members of officers who had sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Majoral General Raju said that credit should go to Ummer Fayaz’s parents for encouraging him to join the Indian army. He also said that fayaz’s fight began fours years back when he decided to join the army. Majora General Raju warned the terrorists and said that the army would avenge Fayaz’s death.

“His death will not go in waste. The perpetrators of this dastardly act would be brought to justice in our own way,” Raju said.

Source: The Indian Express


Tony Joseph

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