The response of 22-year-old footballer turned militant Majid Khan to his family’s call of renunciation of militancy has raised hopes in other similar families.
According to reports, two more families have come out with similar emotional messages for their sons to return.
Family of Ashiq Hussain Bhat, a resident of district Shopian was on Doordarshan news on Saturday requesting their son to come back, His wife was reported to be pregnant.
Distressed parents approached media houses to propagate their message.
Bhat after leaving home was seen on social sites brandishing a gun. He went missing last week purportedly to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
“We are nothing without him. He left home on November 9 and did not return back,” said his mother, Fehmeeda.
Bhat father Muhammad Ishaq, crying bitterly asked his son to come back. “you are our only support,” he said.
According to reports, second family is of Manzoor Ahmad Baba, a 20-year-old fruit grower from Pulwama who reportedly joined the ranks of militants recently. His mother, Zohra requests militant groups to let him go. “If he is with you, please let him go.”
The couple of appeals followed Majid’s Khan homecoming on Friday.
“This is good thing that families have started understanding that they can get their sons back,” said a senior police officer.