Srinagar: Mohammad Yaqoob, one of the
hundreds of victims who bore the brunt of the two-decade old
militancy in the Kashmir Valley, has finally got a reason to
smile after the traumatic phase of sufferings.
Yaqoob, who lost his house during an encounter in 2006 in
Karnah tehsil of the state, is one of the beneficiaries of the
various steps initiated by the Indian Army to bring people of
the Valley to the mainstream and establish a connect with
With an aim to rehabilitate him, Army has given him the
much-needed financial backing by providing him a permanent job
in the organisation.
Security forces struck at Yaqoob`s house in Shamaspura
village near the Line of Control (LoC) in November 2006 after
receiving information from his brother that a militant was
hiding in his two-storied house.
An operation was triggered and a course of devastation
followed, recalls an Army spokesperson, although stressing
that what happened is history now.
"The Army took the initiative and was prompt in ensuring
all possible humanitarian aid to Yaqoob. He was provided
immediate help in shape of bare essentials to include tentage,
kitchen utensils, clothing and food. Army assisted him in
necessary documentation to obtain compensation as per latest
orders," the spokesman said.