In what appears to be straight out of a revenge story, two brothers of slain Kashmiri jawan Aurangzeb, who was abducted and murdered by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on his way home for festival Eid in June 2018, have joined the Army in a bid to carry and keep alive Aurangzeb’s legacy of “love for India” and avenge the killing of their brother.
After joining the army, the 21-year-old Mohammad Shabbir Salani said: “We have joined the Army for the love of our country and accepted the challenge of avenging the killing of our brother Aurangzeb by Hizb terrorists in south Kashmir.”
Mohammad Shabbir Salani along with his elder sibling Mohammad Tariq are currently undergoing training for their promotion into the Punjab Regiment.
“We qualified for all the recruitment tests- written, medical and physical,” said the 23-year-old Mohammad Tariq.
Tariq and Shabbir were selected during an Army recruitment drive at Surankote in Pooch district in May.
“After the killing of our brother Aurangzeb on June 14 last year, we vowed to take revenge for his death,” Shabbir added in a statement.
Their dad Mohammad Hanief Salani, who is a former Armyman, joined th saffron party BJP in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally at Vijaypur in Jammu on February 3, 2019.
“My other two sons, Tariq and Shabbir, were inspired and motivated by the courage and valour of their elder brother Aurangzeb, who was martyred in the line of duty, Hanief said over phone from Ranchi, where he watched both the brothers partaking in a parade on Monday.