J&K: Kashmiri footballer who joined terrorist group surrenders

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Majid Arshid Khan, a Kashmiri footballer, who later joined terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba, has reportedly returned to his home and has surrendered before police.

It was reported that Majid Arshid Khan in a surprise move, went to security camp in south Kashmir and allegedly surrendered with his arms and ammunition last night.

While confirming the news, the police official said Majid had become a militant.

Kashmir IG  Muneer Ahmad Khan said in a statement, “It is our sincere endeavor that these misguided youth come back and join the mainstream”.

Following this, the police official said that they are making all necessary effort to bring Khan back and rehabilitate all other youth who allegedly joined the group.

It was further added, “Majid’s friends said that the young man seemed to have changed after one of his close friends was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir in August”.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote on the matter, “A mothers 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”.

On the other hand, Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah posted, “very good development. Hope he can go back to leading a normal life and not be harassed”.

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