Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday credited the ‘mother’s love” for the surrender of footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan in south Kashmir.
“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 Mehbooba.
“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,” Mehbooba wrote in another tweet.
Khan’s mother, 50 year-old Ashiya Begum, had not eaten since last Thursday when Khan disappeared suddenly. A day later, his photograph surfaced on Whatsapp showing him posing with an assault rifle.