An Indian family got back a son who fell prey to jihadist radicalisation in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Army and J&K police heaped praise on college student and footballer Majid Irshad who quit Lashkar-e-Taiba and surrendered before security forces on Thursday night.

Addressing a joint press conference, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone Munir Khan and Major General BS Raju lauded Majid’s decision to quit the terror outfit and said that he will be able to return to normal life very soon.

“It was a very brave decision by Majid. I would like to complement him and can assure that he will be able to return to normal life very soon,” Major General BS Raju said while briefing the media.

“It is due to the efforts of his parents, his friends, and the social media that good sense prevailed upon him (Majid). It is indeed a bold decision,” said Inspector General Khan and urged all the youths who have taken to militancy to return home.

Irshad walked into a security camp in south Kashmir last night and surrendered with his arms and ammunition, the officials said.

The college student, a goalkeeper for his local team in Anantnag in south Kashmir, is believed to have turned to militancy after a close friend was killed in an encounter.

The police was constantly in touch with his friends and family members, urging them to put pressure on Arshid to return home.

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