‘Phd scholar has joined militant ranks’
Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Monday said that Phd scholar from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district has joined the militant ranks.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the Hizb spokesman, Saleem Hashmi quoted the outfit chief Syed Salah-ud-din said, “the Phd scholar Abdul Manaan Wani, resident of Takki Pora Lolab in Kupwara has joined the militant ranks and his entry is the negation to India’s propaganda, which they claim that the youth are joining militant ranks because of unemployment and economic problem.”
“Form past several years, the educated youth joined Hizb to take the ongoing freedom movement to the logical conclusion,” he said while speaking in a Hizb Command Council meet.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday had said that they have started looking for Mannan Wani, a research scholar of Aligarh Mulsim University who has reportedly joined the militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
Picture of Wani holding an automatic rifle went viral on social media indicating that he had joined militant ranks.
Meanwhile, The Delhi Police has called two Kashmiri students of Jamia Millia Islamia for questioning in connection with Mannan Wani, a research scholar of Aligarh Muslim University who has reportedly joined the militant outfit Hizbul Mujhahideen.
According to sources, Wani while on his way back to Kashmir from Aligarh had stopped in Delhi to catch up with his friends.
“He had stopped to have tea with his friends in Jamia,” sources said.
Two research scholars have been called for questioning by the Delhi Police to the Jamia Nagar Police station.
Meanwhile, AMU has suspended Wani who was pursuing a doctorate in Geology. According to a report by the FirstPost, the Uttar Pradesh police has raided that university campus to carry on further investigations.
However, the Inspector General of Police Munir Khan told India Today that there is no confirmation as of now that Wani has joined Hizb. He also added that the pictures in which he is carrying a gun might be photo-shopped.
(With inputs from KNS)