Mother appeals to militant son in Kashmir, youth surrenders

The mother agreed readily and came to the place and pleaded with his son as the army had assured her that they would take a lenient view in case her son surrendered.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:November 4, 2016 3:37 pm
Kashmiri youth, Lashker-e-Taiba, Kashimr Militancy, Kashmir unrest, Kashmir unrest news, Latest news, India news, latest news India Mir, a 26 year-old boy of Tujjar, had been missing from May this year and had joined the LeT. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

An emotional appeal of a mother paid rich dividends when a Kashmiri youth, who had joined Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT), was persuaded to surrender. This happened in an interior area of Sopore late last night after the army with the help of other security agencies laid a siege of a locality after intelligence inputs indicated presence of a militant in a house.

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A senior army official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the troops came to know the identity of the holed up militant as Umaq Khaliq Mir alias ‘Sameer’, a resident of Tujjar in North Kashmir.

When attempts to draw out the youth proved futile it was decided to request his parents, whose home was five km away, to come and persuade him to surrender, the official said.

His mother agreed readily and came to the place and pleaded with his son as the army had assured her that they would take a lenient view in case her son surrendered.

“It was an anxious moment for us as we were risking life of a civilian along with some of my boys, who had provided human shield to the woman,” the official said.

The mother was allowed to go inside the house and request her son to come out and surrender which he eventually did.

After lot of persuasion, Mir emerged from the house and handed over one AK rifle, three magazines, three grenades and a radio set.

Mir, a 26 year-old boy of Tujjar, had been missing from May this year and had joined the LeT.

“We make all out efforts to preserve human life and this Is one such example. I am glad that my decision was right because at the end, motherhood prevailed over a boy who had been brainwashed to carry out innocent killings in the state,” the official added.

After his surrender, he was handed over to the local police which arrested him.

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    Raj
    Nov 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Why did she allow him to join them in the first place? Poor parenting.
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      l s
      Nov 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm
      Hope your example to be followed by other mothers and fathers.lt;br/gt;But, why the security official does this ??? This youth deserves to be shot dead.lt;br/gt;Why show leniency to this terrorist. Had the official taken higher up officials permission ??? Security forces should act tough and not take such chances. What message does this give other militants ???lt;br/gt;No more mercy to terrorists, they are killing our civilians.
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        Subba Rao Venkata Vure
        Nov 4, 2016 at 11:36 am
        Great job Mother. Keep him away from fundamentalists who brainwash people in the name of religion.
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          Maya
          Nov 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm
          Good mother. Don't let separatists ruin ur family. The gain due to the death of ur relative is theirs, the loss is only yours.
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            t d
            Nov 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm
            With this incident. it is clear that there is nexus between the Kashmiri parents, Politicians and local Police in Jammu and Kashmir all these years where the Armed Forces personnel were killed mercilessly due to their links in POK and other parts of stan. Even the rulers of J and K know the details of these so called militants or separatists. Despite enjoying special status and special grants from Central Government most of the aforementioned people involved in destruction of their own lives and properties due to acts of infiltration, subversion, false propaa, terrorism taking to militancy against the Nation. The separatist activists of J and K are to be dealt firmly.
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              Bala Krishnan
              Nov 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm
              God job...get more moma n dads and sisters involved...break the terror outfits...one bone at a time
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