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Hizbul Plans Recruitment Drive On Burhan Wani Death Anniversary

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| July 7 , 2017 , 09:05 IST

Jammu and Kashmir administration and Police have gone on high alert ahead of the first death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani on July 8 as separatists and militant groups join hands to observe Wani's death anniversary and launch a recruitment drive on the occasion.

Hurriyat leaders and the supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen group Syed Salahuddin have called for a complete shutdown on July 8 and issued a full week protest calendar.

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The Hizbul militant group is also launching a recruitment drive for Kashmiri boys with a goal to recruit at least 200 youth and has already spread the word of the recruitment drive in 4 districts of south Kashmir, namely Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian. The recruitment drive is reportedly being conducted at the native village of Wani in Tral.

According to local villagers, at least half a dozen boys from the villages of Radwani, Khudwani and Quimoh villages have gone missing over the last few days and are suspected of having already joined the militant group. A senior leader of a national party said that terrorists in Kulgam, Redwani, Khuwani, Quimoh, Hawara and Haji Dumhalpora mobilize young boys from poor families to join Hizbul.

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One of the 12 dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists of the Burhan Wani group, Altaf Ahmad Dar alias Kachroo who joined the group in 2006 and is the district commander of Kulgam, is believed to be behind the recruitment drive. Kachroo is also reportedly a contender for the senior ranking post of divisional commander of Hizbul since Zakir Musa changed allegiances and joined Al-Qaida.

Ahead of the planned Hizbul recruitment drive, superintendents of police of Kashmir districts have started rounding up the ground workers of terror outfits and are also retaining known stone-pelters in 'preventive detention' before the recruitment drive.

In addition, all Internet service providers have been told to block social media sites since Thursday, schools, and colleges have been given a 10-day summer break and separatists have been placed under house arrest.