Srinagar, February 27 : In the disputed Kashmir, Halima, mother of Syed Basharat Ahmad, who was disappeared in custody 24 years early, died on Wednesday and her last wish to meet her beloved son was buried with her.
Hundreds of people attended Halima’s funeral prayers. Halima, wife of late Syed Mohammad Amin, resident of Batamalo, was known as a brave mother as she silently waited for her son whose custodial disappearance made her and whole family suffer to the extent that her lone daughter lost her mental balance.
Syed Basharat, the son of Halima, was arrested in Bomai, Sopore in October 1990 along with three fellows. One local Tangawala, Shabbir Ahmad and Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, both residents of Batamalo.
All the three were later released except Basharat.
His mother, Halima, 65 wept for him, suffered along with her daughter and traveled from pillar to post but in vain.
Basharat’s lone sister and mother would talk about Basharat. “Now she had to weep all alone for her gold Medalist brother because her mother also left her today,” the family source said.