Family of Jammu and Kashmir youth, who reportedly joined LeT, urges him to return home

Faid Mushtaq Waza, a resident of Khanyar here, went missing on Friday and an appeal was made by his family after a picture purportedly showing him holding a gun went viral on social media yesterday.

Published: 28th March 2018 04:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 04:48 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: The family of a missing youth, who has reportedly joined militancy, today urged him to shun the path of violence and return home, while appealing to the ultras to let him go as his parents were not well.

Faid Mushtaq Waza, a resident of Khanyar here, went missing on Friday and an appeal was made by his family after a picture purportedly showing him holding a gun went viral on social media yesterday.

His ailing parents were shocked after they learnt that he had reportedly joined the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit, Waza's family members told reporters at the Press Enclave in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital.

No statement or comment has been issued by the police.

Waza had gone to attend a religious gathering on Friday and did not return home.

His mobile-phone is switched off since then, a family member said.

The youth's family members have filed a missing person's report.

His father is in hospital and his mother is also not keeping well, they are both in shock, she said.

"We came to know that he has joined militancy, we saw his picture on the Internet.

We appeal him to leave arms and return home, otherwise his parents cannot bear it," the family member said.

The family also appealed to the LeT to let Waza go, she said.

"The militants are also our sons. We appeal them to let him go as his parents are ill," the family member said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp