Footballer Majid Khan’s reunion with his family in South Kashmir’s Anantnag on 17 November, after weeks of wielding an AK-47 rifle and joining militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT), has raised hope among mothers of other militants and some of them have urged their sons to return home and start leading normal lives.
Mom or militancy
Indian Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of a militant in Lurow, Tral, on November 21, 2017. (AFP)
Security forces chip in
An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard the day after a gunfight between suspected militants and Indian government forces, in downtown Srinagar on November 19, 2017. (AFP)