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Majid Khan Trades Football Boots For Guns As Kashmir Loses Another Youth To Terrorism

The valley of Kashmir which was previously synonymous to a slice of heaven on Earth has been turning itself into a living hell, a nightmare that people living in the state are witnessing every single day of their lives. Just like reading the weather report and a traffic update has become a routine, the newspapers report tremors of violence from the valley every single day.

Majid Khan joins Lashkar e taiba© Twitter

Particularly, the youth of the state has been affected the most. Groups being influenced to join terrorist groups, college students indulging in stone pelting. The beauty and tranquillity of the valley has been replaced with a lull of darkness. Majid Khan, a youth icon is the recent addition to this sad reality. Majid is a known figure in Kashmir as he is a football player in Anantnag. Besides being a great player, he is your simple young 20-year-old boy who stayed with his family and was pursuing his graduation. Except, everything turned upside down! Majid left his family and shunned his home to join terrorist group ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’.

majid khan joins lashkar e taiba© Twitter

Apparently, he was influenced by his close friends and peers to join the group. The irony of the whole incident is that before this radical transformation, he was working with an NGO which is a humanitarian organisation.

“Majid Khan was also working with an NGO, and during his stint in the organisation, he recruited more than 300 volunteers from Anantnag district. The difference between the present day militancy and the one that existed in early 1990s is that the ideological conviction of the present generation is far more superior”, said an officer who is a part of the investigation. It does not comes as a surprise that his family is shattered and his mother is already begging him to come back home.

The future of this country is in grave hands. While on one side we are vying to be a world class economy in the coming future, on the other, instances like these paint a sad and depressing picture. 

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Source of news : Mensxp

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