Footballer turned militant Majid returns home: DG

Footballer turned militant Majid returns home: DG
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Srinagar: Amid reports of surrender the young footballer of Anantnag, Majid Khan has responded to his parents’ appeals and come back to his family.
“His (Majid Khan’s) parents had made appeals to him to return. I think he has responded to those appeals,” Director General of Police, JK, Dr Sesh Paul Vaid, told KNS.
“He has come back to his family,” Dr Vaid added.
“A mother’s love prevailed. Her impassioned appeal helped in getting Majid, an aspiring footballer back home. Every time a youngster resorts to violence, it is his family which suffers the most,” tweeted the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti.
“I understand the predicament of young boys who have strayed into militancy. Most realise the futility of senseless violence & want to return home and live normal lives with dignity,” reads another tweet of Mehbooba.
Khan, 20, had reportedly joined Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) nine days ago and was spotted at the funeral of slain Hizb militant, Muzamil Manzoor of Badroo of Kulgam district few days ago.
Khan’s mother had made passionate appeals to her only son to return home, and his father Irshad Khan had suffered a mild attack after rumours of his son being trapped in Kund, Kulgam encounter with security forces. (KNS)

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