Srinagar:- The family members of a youth, who is reported to have joined “militant ranks”, on Saturday appeal to Ahtisham Bilal to return home for the sake of ‘ailing father’.
Ahtesham Bilal Sofi (19), a- is a first-year graduate student at Sharda University in Greater Noida, NCR were he was assaulted by Indian students in a scuffle
On Friday evening, Bilal’s photograph and an audio message went viral on social media that he has joined Islamic State Jammu Kashmir.
“This is a message to all who consider Jihad is a way of fighting,” he is heard saying in the purported audio.
“Our blood is not white, we will give you tears of blood. I was looking into the eyes of those kufaar (non-Muslims) when they attacked me in groups like dogs; I felt I had delayed to be part of Jihad for long. But not anymore.”
Mother of Ehtisham while appealing to “militant organisations” that he is the lone son of his parents and his father is a heart patient said, “please send back my Ehtesham; there is no one to look after us, he is our lone son, please send him back to us for the sake of Allah.”