‘Majid Khan effect’: Two more families request their wards to shun violence

Srinagar: After footballer turned militant Majid Khan heeded to the call of his parents and laid arms to return back to his home, two more families have come up with their distressed appeals to their wards asking them to return.

In a video doing rounds on social media, a mother is begging her son to come back.

“Irfan, have mercy on us! Please remember my sufferings and come back. I will do anything for you but you come back,” mother of Irfan Ahmad says in a video.

Irfan, who hails from Shariefabad Tral of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, has recently joined Hizb ul Mujahideen.

The mother tries to persuade her son and reminds him of the pain and sufferings she as a mother suffred when she carried him in her womb.

Meanwhile, in another video from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the family of 20 year old Naseer Ahmad Mir are requesting him to come back.

“Naseer, Aapa (mother) is dying. How much should we suffer? Poison us first and then go,” brother of Naseer is being heard as saying.

Tears are seen flowing down the cheeks of the young man, who is pleading before his brother to come back. 

According to the reports, Mir has gone missing from Brath village of Sopore, a day after a militant from his village died in an encounter with government forces.

“Don’t you remember, what happened to Shafi? Where ever you are, please come back,” his brother, says.

According to the reports, Mir’s elder brother Mohammad Shafi, Indian Army soldier, was abducted and later killed by unknown persons in 2006. Naseer has two siblings and aged parents at his home.

Notably, few days back 20-year-old Majid Khan returned home after a relentless appeal by his family and friends on internet.

On Saturday, two more families from south Kashmir appealed to newly recruited militants to come back.

Pertinently, J&K Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid said he would request other mothers also to appeal to their children to leave the path of violence.

General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, said, “We want the local terrorists to return to the mainstream and not to become proxies of Pakistan.”

Pertinently, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also set up a helpline ‘Madadgar’ to offer help to the militants if they want to return.

“Some youth do not know how to return. I want to tell them that there is a helpline ‘Madadgaar’ (14411). The friends or families or the militant himself can contact us if he wants to return. We will provide all help. They will not be harassed,” CRPF Inspector General (IG), Operations, Kashmir, Zulfiqar Hassan told reporters during a joint press conference by Army, police and CRFP in Srinagar on Saturday.



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