Army takes Majid Khan outside Jammu and Kashmir for studies


The Army has taken 20-year-old Majid Khan, the footballer-turned-Lashkar-e-Toiba militant who returned back home a fortnight ago, outside Jammu and Kashmir for his studies, The Tribune reported on Saturday.

The decision to shift Majid for education outside Jammu and Kashmir was taken with the approval of his family, a defence official said, quoted the report.

“Majid wanted to continue his education and the Army facilitated it and shifted him outside the state. He has again taken up his studies,” the report said quoting an official.

Before Majid went missing, he was an undergraduate commerce student and had passed classes X and XII exams with a high grade. He was a known footballer of Islamabad town in southern Kashmir. After he went missing, the promising footballer’s picture surfaced on the social media where he was seen brandishing a rifle. Khan had joined Lashkar ranks on November 9 for a brief period. His mother Ayesha Khan’s video had surfaced on the social media pleading with him for returning home.

Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia had also written to the J&K Football Association, and offered Majid a training stint at the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School in New Delhi.


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