Sara Begum, a widow, and mother of Nawaz Ahmad Wagay appealed her son to return home.
Nawaz, a postgraduate in Urdu, joined Al Badar militant group on June 1.
“I am a widow and lost my husband to this protracted conflict. I don’t want to lose my son also,” Sara Begum said in her appeal.
She said her family has been devastated by Nawaz’s decision to join militancy. “He joined the militant ranks without realizing its consequences”.
Sara said she has been moving from pillar to post since the day her son went missing and announced joining Al-Badar by releasing a gun-wielding photograph on various social networking sites.
“I am helpless. I took a lot of pains to finance his studies,” she said adding, “I had high hopes on him that he will support me in my old age. I would be thankful to his associates if they let him return home”
Nawaz Ahmad Wagay son of Ghulam Qadir Wagay, a resident of Rebon village of Shopian district joined Albadar.
According to police, four youth from different parts of south Kashmir have joined Al Badar.
After returning from fields, Nawaz left his house in Khuje Pora Rebon on June 1 afternoon for a routine walk around the village but didn’t return home till evening which worried his family members.
The family members launched a manhunt for him but were informed by neighbours that Nawaz has released a gun-wielding photograph announcing his joining militant ranks.
The announcement came as a shocker for the poor Wagay family.
Nawaz’s brother, Ishfaq says, they never expected him to take such a decision.
“He never showed any inclination towards militancy and used to remain engaged in his daily chores,” he said and appealed his brother to return home.