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Militant returns home after mother’s appeal: DGP

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday said a Kashmiri youth who had joined militancy has returned home after his mother made an appeal asking him to come back.

Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Shesh Paul Vaid announced this in a tweet but didn’t identify the militant or his family.

“Another mother’s appeal to her son to shun militancy and return home gets response. God bless the family and show path to others,” Vaid said.

On Wednesday, a Kashmiri woman, Mymoona Mushtaq, appeared in Srinagar’s Press Enclave and addressed a spontaneous media conference, asking his missing son to come back.

Her son, Fahad Mushtaq Waza, 19, had gone missing some days back. On Tuesday, his pictures appeared on social media networks, announcing he had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

However, it was not immediately known if the police chief tweeted about Waza.

The details of the youth, who quit militancy, have been kept a secret in order to ensure his security.

More than a dozen militants have laid down arms in Kashmir since last year when police announced that they will accept offer to surrender of local militants even during ongoing encounters, sources said.

Most of these militants have returned home after appeals by their families to shun the path of violence.

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