Two militants shun path of militancy in South Kashmir

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SRINAGAR : At least two more militants have shuns the path of militancy and returned home in south Kashmir , Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dr S P Vaid said on Tuesday.

“Two more boys shunned the path of violence and returned home who went astray  and joined the ranks of militants”, Tweeted Vaid.

 The police chief welcomed these youths back home. Reports said that the militants who returned their homes belonged to south Kashmir’s  Hawoora and Sangam areas.  However, their names were not revealed for security reasons.

The 17-year-old Majid Irshad Khan became the trend -setter as he was the first militant  who returned home heeding to the  appeal of his parents. His association with Lashkar-e-Toiba lasted only ten days.

 Controversy followed him like a shadow the day he surrendered before the army after seeing his father in a hospital bed following a minor heart problem and an appeal of his mother on social media.  The footballer turned militant surrendered before the army at Awantipora camp.

However, Police maintained that Majid has neither surrendered nor was he arrested. But he was presented before the media at Awantipora army camp. Likewise, when he went outside the state for  continuing his studies, controversy followed him .While army claimed that it sent Majid  for further studies but his  parents did not buy the army version and claimed they have sent him outside  for further studies.