Nabeel Ahmad Wani, who hails from Kashmir. is currently the Assistant Commandant in the BSF. he has reportedly claimed that he and his sister have been getting threats from terrorists.
What makes Ahmad’s case more prominent is the fact that he had topped the All India Examination for BSF Assistant Commandant (Works), the previous year. After he had topped the exam he had stated in media interviews that his chief aim after joining the force was to fight terrorists. He had also claimed that he in the future wanted to join the National Investigative Agency to further aid his nation. He at that time had also urged the Kashmiri youths to not tread the wrong path and asked them to do something constructive for India.
According to reports, the terrorists have also made threats to his sister who is currently a civil engineering student in Chandigarh. He also claimed the college authorities had wanted her to leave the hostel and move someplace else. This had prompted him to write a letter to Maneka Gandhi on 14th May who replied the very next day. The Women and Child Development ministry convinced the College authorities to allow his sister to stay in the hostel, Maneka Gandhi informed.
What is also noteworthy is the fact that Ahmed had reportedly chosen not to involve the BSF into his personal problems and had written to Maneka Gandhi in his personal capacity. He has been quoted saying that he is now assured of his sister’s safety who wants to become the first Kashmiri woman to serve in the Indian Army.
Further, according to media reports, Ahmed has requested the senior officer at the BSF to allow all the BSF personnel who live in terror prone areas to carry their arms when they go home for a holiday so that they can protect both themselves and their families if some issue arises.
This report comes almost a week after Lt Ummer Fayaz was abducted and subsequently murdered in Kashmir’s Shopian district by terrorist when he was on a break for attending his cousin’s wedding.
Kashmir in recent times has almost become a contrast when it comes to its youths. On one hand a portion of its young population is busy pandering to the separatist line by indulging in Stone Pelting and on the other hand a sizable amount of Kashmiri youths have been participating in the recruitment process of the Indian Army.
It was reported in April that about 19,000 Kashmiri youths had applied for about 800 vacant soldier posts in the Indian Army.