Slain Anantnag Militant’s Friend Pens Passionate Warning to Others

Even though Fazili didn’t attack any civilian, his friend said, there is “no justification for religious extremism.”

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Eisa Fazili, a BTech graduate from Soura in Srinagar, was among the three militants who was shot dead in the Anantnag encounter on 12 March.

Days after militant Eisa Razili was shot dead in the Anantnag encounter with the security forces, his classmate Aamir Ahmad Amin wrote a strongly-worded Facebook post against the manipulation that drew the BTech graduate to take the radical route of militancy.

Expressing his anguish over the tragedy, Amin wrote that Eisa was “deeply disturbed” and the fact that people were celebrating his “martyrdom” does not validate the fact that he left his family to wage a “political-socio” battle many termed “jihad”.

Amin traced Fazili’s transition towards hardcore radicalism back to his childhood days when discussions over religion used to incite not just passionate responses from him, but rage. His blood used to boil when the missionary school authorities refused to let students go for Zuhr prayers, added the Amin.

This should give everyone a faint idea of how Eisa perceived this “zulm” on Muslims, superimposed on the backdrop of HRVs in Kashmir and a belief strengthened by his interpretation of countless other events across the world.
Aamir Ahmad Amin, Eisa’s Friend

“I Curse Them Who Made Him Take the Leap Into the Dark Abyss”: Aamir Amin

Amin launched a scathing attack on the “Wahhabi preachers, the Tehreeki leaders and the careless relatives” who influenced him and are alive today, but because of whom Eisa had to bear the brunt of jihadism.

I curse the Wahabi preachers who mislead him, the Tehreeki leaders who inspired and encouraged him, the careless relatives and friends who never stopped him from taking the leap into the dark abyss. They are all alive and well today – ranting and raving – but Eisa is not. 
Aamir Ahmad Amin, Eisa’s Friend

Through this post, the youngster vows to make schoolkids aware of their senior’s “irrational” acts to deter them following a similar path.

He forewarned all parents to keep an eye on their children’s online activities so that they do not become prey for “Anwar al Awlaki, Tauseef ur Rehman, Syed Salahuddin” waiting to catch hold of these impressionable minds.

Even though Fazili didn’t attack any civilian, there is “no justification for religious extremism,” he said.

“Eisa Playing With Fire”: Father

"As per reliable sources, my son Eisa Fazili has left for the heavenly abode," wrote Naeem Fazili, Hindustan Times reported. When funeral preparations were underway, Naeem wrote:

It is for the information of all nears and dears (sic) that Nimaaz-e-Jinaaza of my son Mohammad Eisa Fazili who left for heavenly abode today will be held at 3 pm sharp near his residence at Sharjah Ground, 90 Feet Road, Ahmednagar, Srinagar.
Naeem Fazili

The slain militant’s father had appealed to his son to return home. He was “playing with fire” by joining militants, Naeem wrote online last year, the Hindustan Times report added.

Eisa, your innocence is being exploited by some vested interests. You are being used as a pawn or a poster boy. I swear you are not on the right track in the light of Quran and Sunnah. Please don’t play with fire. Return as early as possible. Your mum is wandering hither and thither with your belongings in hands. Mind it, one can never succeed in the absence of prayers of his parents.
Naeem Fazili

On 12 March, three militants, including the one who killed a policeman in Srinagar last month, were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in J&K’s Anantnag district. Eisa Fazili, a BTech graduate from Soura Srinagar, was one among the three who died, the report added.

Syed Owais Shafi of south Kashmir’s Kokernag was identified as the second militant, while the identity of the third is being ascertained, a police statement said.

According to Hindustan Times, clashes broke out during Eisa’s funeral where many raised pro-azaadi slogans. Authorities imposed severe restrictions, including the curbing of internet services in the city, the report added.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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