November 2017 News
Father Posts Homecoming Appeal On Facebook For 'Militant' Son24 November 2017
Kulgam: A heart-wrenching message from the father of an alleged militant from South Kashmir has emerged on social networking site Facebook. Sixteen-year-old Muhammad Farhan, a resident of Wanigund Khudwani village of Kulgam district left his home in July this year to attend his physics coaching class in Anantnag and did not return back ever since. A few days later, the family came to know Farhan has joined militant ranks. The return home of footballer Majid Khan from Anantnag and Naseer Ahmed from Chimar Kulgam, has raised the hopes of the family that their son too, might think of abandoning the militancy. Taking to Facebook, his father writes: 'My dear son, since you left us my body has started to betray me. I am screaming of the pain which you have given and still believe that you will come back home from the day you left home to your school.' 'I can' explain how much I miss your smiling face, it had almost been six months, there is not a minute that goes by that I don't think about you. I hope you are OK. I hope you are well. I am your father and if I do not tell you this, no one else will. Don't bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one in this world is going to treat you well except your father and mother.' 'I am sorry that I am going to die. I don't want to die but am not left with any choice. I am sorry. You will have a lot to learn but I will not be there to teach you, to scold you, to help you.' 'About your mother, she loves you more than anybody else in this world. She didn't mind going through the pain of giving you birth because somebody told her that you will be there to lift her coffin on her death.' 'Dear son, we request you to come back and start again and we will help you in every manner otherwise the path which you have chosen will not lead you to anywhere other than pain, stress and betrayal and may be the time will come that you come back and never see us again.' 'Be your sister, your brother and every relative, all are missing you badly and are eagerly waiting to see you again.' The father has laid thrust on his concluding sentence by making a repletion of same alphabets saying, 'come back, we are missing you. Stressed and frustrated, the mother of the 'militant' said since the day Farhan left her, she has not been keeping well. 'Please convey my message to him and tell him, his mother is waiting for him,' she said. Another Viral Video Requests Son To Return: Another video has gone viral on social media wherein family members of a militant can be seen appealing him to return back to the family. Zahid Rashid Bhat (16) from Brihad Kathpora village of South Kashmir's Kulgam district went missing last month. Local sources said that he has joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen, however, his family says, they don't know where Zahid is. The aged parents and the sisters of Zahid can be seen requesting militant groups to send Zahid back to them. 'I have seen poverty and now I have grown old. My son was the only hope for me and I request those with whom my son is to send him back,' the father in the video is seen saying.