Speaking to reporters, Tahera Begum said, "The government can do whatever it wants to do with him if he has really joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. I will not even accept his dead body. We are with the Nation."
Tahera's reactions came after a picture went viral on social media, which apparently showed Zaman brandishing an assault rifle, even as the veracity of the photograpgh is yet to be confirmed.
On his return to India in 2006 after living for four years in the United States, Zaman had shifted to Jammu and Kashmir and told his family he had set up a business there.
Zaman's family had filed a missing persons complaint after he went missing.
Assam Police have begun probe into the case.
This incident is not too far from the silver-screen tale of patriotism in the upcoming Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi, in which the protagonist, Sehmat, puts nation above everything else.
Sharing the trailer, Alia wrote, "Watan ke aage kuch nahi!!!! (Nothing comes before the nation)" (ANI)