Farooq Khan

FAROOQ KHAN: An ex-militant born and brought up in the dispute-ridden area of Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. Khan was one of the many youths from the Valley who took up arms in the late 1980s, crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to get arms training at a militant camp in Pakistan and subsequently joined the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), seeking 'aazadi' from India. After being subjected to torture various interrogation centers of Kashmir for over a year, Khan decided to go against all odds, defying all threats from other Kashmiri militants and joined the political system to fight terrorism.