In a video story carried by Asian News Hub, father of Fayaz Ahmad Rather aka Fayaz Scorpio requested social media users not to make fun of his mentally unfit son.
“People use him for their personal gains, my son is literally of no use to us, he doesn’t even visit us. He has never contributed a single Penny to his family. What hurts us now is the way people are using him for their personal gains by uploading his videos on social media.” Said father of Fayaz Rather in an exclusive interview with the Asian News Hub.
His father went on to say that his son is unaware of whatever he does on social media as he is mentally unsound.
“My daughter is about to complete her graduation. I Cant even narrate the mental trauma she has to go through. People make fun of her in the college. We are helpless. Nobody listens to our plea even after repeatedly appealing the public not to upload his videos.” He said.
It is pertinent to mention that Fayaz Ahmad Rather popularly known as Fayaz Scorpio shot to fame when he in a video message requested the LG administration of Jammu and Kashmir to arrange a Scorpio vehicle for him after he won the panchayat elections from Rafiabad.
His video set internet on fire and soon the opportunists started making his videos and even a Facebook page with more than 22 thousand likes is being operated on his name on Facebook.
Fayaz even promised jobs to more than a hundred youth from his block soon after he assumed charge as a deputy Sarpanch of Halqa Dandoosa of Rafiabad.
Perhaps, unaware of the jurisdiction and powers of a Panchayat representative, Fayaz started promising heaven’s for his voters which for obvious reasons sent netizens into a tizzy.
In the year 2020, his father had appealed the people to desist from uploading the video of his son on Facebook as he was mentally not fit, but his appeal fell to deaf ears and even the news outlets operating their pages on Facebook started uploading his videos.
Even after knowing about the weak mental stability of Fayaz which his father made clear in his video, let aside the normal Facebook pages, some prominent journalists and news portals have started featuring Fayaz, clearly to gain TRP for them and the channels they own.
In one such recent incident, valley’s prominent journalist was seen asking questions to Fayaz in a staged interview which went viral on social media with hundreds of Facebook pages uploading it.