‘Return and kill us,’ says Kashmir footballer-turned-militant’s mother

Majid, an ace footballer from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, joined LeT last week and his picture with an AK-47 rifle and an ammunition pouch had gone viral on social media last Friday.

Published: 15th November 2017 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2017 08:02 PM   |  A+A-

20-year-old Kashmiri footballer Majid Irshad Khan. (Photo: Facebook/MajidKhan)

Express News Service

The mother of 20-year-old Kashmiri footballer Majid Irshad Khan, who recently joined Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), has in a video appealed him to return back.

“Come back. Come back and kill us (parents) then go back. Whom you have left me for? Majid come fast for the sake of your ailing father, who is suffering from blood pressure,” Majid’s mother, Ayesha Khan says in a video, which has gone viral in Kashmir.

Majid, an ace footballer from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, joined LeT last week.His picture with an AK-47 rifle and an ammunition pouch had gone viral on social media last Friday.He was a B.Com second-year student at Government Boys Degree College in Anantnag.

Before joining militancy, Majid was working with a humanitarian organisation as a volunteer and emergency head.

Majid is the second youth from the area to join militancy in over a decade.

Earlier, in July his friend Yawar Nisar joined Hizbul Mujahideen and died in an encounter with security forces in a village in Anantnag on August 3.

Majid’s Facebook timeline is flooded with posts by his friends, with a majority of them requesting him to return.

“Majid please come back for your parents and sisters. We miss you. Who will call me Danish bhaiya now, please come back,” one friend wrote on Majid’s Facebook timeline.

Another friend posted, “Majid today I saw your mother and father and they are completely broken. Please come back and don’t leave your parents like that. You are the only hope of your parents and they can’t take this separation. I swear by Allah I was not able to talk with them. I saw tears rolling down from the eyes of your father and mother. Please, for the sake of your parents, please come back. We love you.”

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