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'My son deserved the fate he met with'

October 26, 2008 15:46 IST

Parents of two Keralite youths killed in recent encounters in Jammu and Kashmir [Images] have virtually denounced their sons for their alleged extremist links and anti-national activities.

Two terrorists killed in J&K belong to Kerala

While the mother of one of them came out with strong words against the anti-national activities in which his son was allegedly involved, the father of the other told the police that his family did not want to claim the body of his son killed in Kupwara area earlier this month.

"If my son was involved in anti-national activities, he deserved the fate he met with. My prayers are that no woman should face the fate of being called the mother of an extremist," said Safia, the mother of Mohammad Fayas from Kannur, who was killed in the encounter.

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Voicing similar sentiments, Syed, whose son Abdul Raheem was also killed in the Kupwara encounter, did not want the body of his son to be brought home for last rites and burial.

In a written request to police in Malappuram, Syed wanted his son's body to be buried in a graveyard attached to a mosque in Kashmir. Police said it would be faxed to authorities in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Safia, her son was lured to the extremist cause by a friend of him called Faisal, who was arrested on Saturday. He had told Safia that her son was being sent to Bangalore, where arrangements would be made for his religious studies. Later on, Faisal told her that Fayas was in Ahmedabad [Images] and his studies were progressing.

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