When Afshan was asked whether she regretted the stone-pelting incident, she said that it was a one-off reaction which was triggered by her anger as the result of abusive language being used by a J&K cop as well as the alleged "slapping" of her team member who she was escorting to the football ground at that time, she says that she doesn't regret anything.
Afsan Ashiq got the spotlight when her picture hurling stones surfaced.
"When we told the home minister that Jammu and Kashmir lacks sports infrastructure, he immediately called up Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and requested her to do the needful to help us".
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Jammu and Kashmir's women football team in the national capital.
Afshan told TOI that "I was impressed by how patiently a Union minister heard the issues raised by us".
Mehbooba Mufti who then chose to help Afshan and Women's football in J&K.Afshan is now the captain and also the goalkeeper of the J&K women's football team which is now getting exposure at the national level and also competing in the Indian Women's League.
She has joined a Mumbai football club to pursue her dream to be a national-level player, also she says that it is her honour to be the captain f J&K women's football team. Afshan has now taken up the leadership role in the football team of Jammu and Kashmir - a development that has reportedly made a famous Bollywood filmmaker contemplate a movie on her. Later, the meetings with J&K chief minister's Mehbooba Mufti followed, who chose to do her efforts to promote both Afshan and women's football in J&K. We sought better sports infrastructure in J&K. "I want to be an achiever and do something to make the state and the nation proud", said Afshan, who is now studying BA in Srinagar.