A desperate call which Farhan did not answer

Srinagar: When Majid Khan returned home after his brief stint in militant ranks, Ghulam Muhammad Wani saw a ray of hope. He hoped that his teenage son would return home but he did not heed to his father’s call. Today Muhammad Farhan Wani died in a brief encounter with government forces in Larnoo area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Farhan Wani, who joined Hizb ranks in June last year was killed in an encounter on Tuesday.

In November last year, Ghulam Muhammad Wani put up an emotional Facebook post asking his son to return but the plea went unheard.

“My dear son, since you left us my body has started to betray me. I am screaming of the pain which you have given and still believe that you will come back home from the day you left home to your school,” Wani posted the message on his Facebook page.

“I can’t explain how much I miss your smiling face. It is almost six months now that there is not a minute that goes by that I don’t think about you. I hope you are ok, I hope you are well.”

“I am your father and if I do not tell you this no one else will,” read the post.

Notably, Mohammad Farhan Wani,16, a resident of Wanigund Khudwani village of Kulgam district left his home in July last year to attend his physics coaching class in Anantnag and never returned back to his home.

His Family came to know after few days that Farhan has joined militant ranks.

“Don’t bear grudge towards those who are not good to you, no one in this world is going to treat you well except your father and mother. I am sorry that I am going to die. I really am. I don’t want to die but I am not left with a choice …I am sorry. You will have a lot to learn but I will not be there to teach u, to scold you, to help you,” Wani wrote in his FB post.

“About your mother she loves you more than anybody else in this world. She didn’t mind going through the pain of giving you birth becoz (because) somebody told her that you will be there to lift her coffin on her death”.

Dear son, we request you to come back and start again and we will help you in every manner otherwise the path which you have chosen will not lead you to anywhere other than pain, stress and betrayal and maybe the time will come that you come back and never see us again”.

“Your sister, your brother and every relative, all are missing u badly and are eagerly waiting to see u again,” wrote the emotional father.

However, Farhan did not pay any heed to his father’s plea and never responded to his call.

Pertinently, after Majid Khan’s return militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba on November 23, last year stated that no militant would be allowed to return home on the plea of his family and added that this was a ploy of Indian security forces.

“Our mothers are neither afraid of Indian threats nor will they call upon their sons to get back to their homes, compromising their freedom…. From now on, no freedom fighter will ever return home. It is the Indian forces who would have to quit otherwise,” a Lashkar statement had said.


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