An MBA graduate from Kashmir has joined the terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen. The youth, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Wani, was a resident of Koil in Pulwama and was at home for two months after completing his education.

Wani told his family that he was going to Ladakh a week back and had been missing since then.

Wani’s mother, through a video, appealed to him to shun the path of violence and come back to his family.

“The family is devastated. Please come back home. Your mother and other family members are waiting for you. Who will take care of us?” she pleaded.

Unfortunately, Wani’s case is not an isolated one and several youths have been attracted towards militancy in Kashmir lately.

Following the grieving mother’s video, other families have also started to use the same method to reach out to misguided youths.

Even the Army and Jammu and Kashmir police have welcomed the move and urged the young people to return without fear as no punitive action against them will be taken.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has recently revealed that around 140 young boys have joined the militants in the Valley in just two years.

This trend had increased significantly during the Kashmir unrest in 2016, which was triggered by the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.