Uri terror attack guides are class 10th students who strayed across LoC

Earlier, the Army had said the two were �Pakistan-occupied Kashmir nationals who have been working for Jaish-e-Muhammad terror outfit�

The family of two Pakistani residents arrested by the army for guiding the Uri terror attackers across the LoC have claimed that the duo are class 10th students who had mistakenly strayed across the border, The Indian Express has reported.

Faisal Husain Awan, a resident of Potha Jandgran near the village of Koomi Kote in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, and his school-friend Ahsan Khursheed, from Khilayana Khurd in Muzaffarabad’s Hattian Bala tehsil, were arrested on September 21, the newspaper reported.


“I don’t want any controversy or recrimination,” says Tabassum, “which is why I hadn’t contacted the media. I am his older brother, and I am supposed to protect him. I do not know what to do. I can only hope someone powerful in India reads our story and sends these boys home,” Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum, Faisal Awan’s brother and a Lahore-based physician told Indian Express.

Basharat Hussian, the principal of Shaheen Public School where the two went to school also supported the family's claim. He told the newspaper that Awan had just graduated class 10th and was an exemplary student. According to report, both are minors and didn't have anything to do with the attacks.

Earlier, the Army had said the two were “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir nationals who have been working for Jaish-e-Muhammad terror outfit.”

Since the Uri attack on 18th September in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed, the relation between India and Pakistan has hit a new low.