Majid Arshid Khan, Anantnag Footballer Who Joined Lashkar-e-Taiba, Surrenders to Security Forces

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Majid Arshid Khan, Anantnag Footballer Who Joined Lashkar-e-Taiba, Surrenders to Security Forces

It is not known what prompted the youth to return. His friends revealed that he was a changed man when he attended the funeral of his friend who had died in an encounter with the security forces.

Srinagar, Nov 17: 20-year-old Kashmiri youth, Majid Arshid Khan, a footballer who had joined Lashkar-e-Taiba, has surrendered to the security forces. His move came after visuals of his mother wailing for him were telecast on national television channels.

A promising footballer from Anantnag, Majid had announced on social website, Facebook, that he joined Lashkar-e-Taiba. Police informed that the youth had contacted overground workers to join the organisation on November 9. The second -year commerce student was named Abu Ishmayel by the terror group.

Majid recently showed up at the funeral of a militant, who had died in an encounter, with an AK-47 rifle. His family and friends had urged him to return when they met him at the funeral. His mother’s video, urging him to come back, had gone viral on social media.

“Please bring my son back, I cannot live without him. If he is Majid is not coming back, we will lock the house, there is no purpose of us living, if we do not have our son with us,” Majid’s father, who suffered a cardiac arrest hearing the news, had said on the social media.

Inspector General of Police, Muneer Ahmad Khan, had also appealed to the misguided youth to come join the main stream.

“We will second the efforts of the family. Not only Majid, all other youth who have joined militancy, police will do everything to bring them back and rehabilitate. It is our sincere endeavour that these misguided youth come back and join the mainstream,” Ahmad Khan had said.

It is not known what prompted the youth to return. His friends revealed that he was a changed man when he attended the funeral of his friend who had died in an encounter with the security forces.