Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that ‘mother’s love” prevailed and forced the footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan to return to his family.
“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.
Police said that Khan, an ace footballer, returned to his family today.
“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.
Mehbooba said the choice to return homes for the young militants “is not easy one” because of the social stigma attached to “surrender.”
“But the choice to renounce violence is not an easy one and they find themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea. The fear of social stigma clouds their judgement,” she wrote in her successive tweet.