After killing of the 22-year-old Army officer Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz in Shopian, the Indian Army has directed all soldiers to strictly follow guidelines of informing the local units before going home on leave in the Valley. As per the guidelines, the Army unit in the area is informed well in advance about officers going on leave if he is from Kashmir. This is with respect to ensuring their safety.Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz was kidnapped and killed by gunmen in Shopian on May 10 and his bullet-riddled body was found in Harmain village. He had gone home on leave to attend a cousin’s wedding.Since Fayaz’s brutal killing has come as a shock to the Army and the nation, it is expected that the soldiers and officers strictly follow the guidelines.
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