Celebrations filled the air as photojournalist Kamran Yousuf reached his home on Friday afternoon in Tahab, Pulwama.
Many well wishers thronged the locality well before Kamran’s arrival from New Delhi where he was detained by NIA for six months on charges of stone pelting.
Emotions ran high as Kamran stepped into the compound of his house with his mother Rubeena Begum running towards her son. Both mother and son with tears in their eyes embraced each other to be comforted by the people there.
“It has been a long separation from my son. But thank God my prayers have been answered and my son has finally come back to me,” said Rubeena while wiping off her tears.
She was all praise for lawyer WarishaFarasat who pleaded the case of her son.The neighbours, relatives, friends, journalist colleagues of Kamran were seen welcoming him and congratulating him for his release.
Some even garlanded him while others showered candies and almonds on him.
Tea was served to the visitors who made a beeline to the house the entire day.
“Despite starting his career only a couple of years back, Kamran had excelled in his profession. The hard work he put in his work was second to none,” says Sameer Mushtaq, a freelance photojournalist and his friend.
Kamran expressed gratitude to all those who supported him in the tough times.
“Everyone helped me in one or the other way and I am thankful to all. Last but not the least to my lawyer WarishaFarasat,” he said.
On Tuesday a special court in Delhi granted bail to Kamran after ruling that there was no evidence to suggest his involvement in subversive acts.
The bail came after more than 18 hearings.