Mannan Wani killing: Friday prayers not allowed at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: As the valley observes complete shutdown after the killing of militant-turned-scholar Mannan Wani, Friday prayers were not allowed in the historic Jamia Masjid of Srinagar.

The Joint  Resistance Leadership had called for a shutdown against Wani’s killng on Friday. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Chairman of Hurriyat (M) in a tweet said that ‘Kashmir has lost a budding intellectual’.  

On Friday, Mirwaiz said that as Kashmir mourns, Friday prayers were not allowed as Downtown remains under strict curfew.

Meanwhile, three Kashmiri students have been suspended by the Aligarh Muslim University for offering funeral prayers in absentia for scholar-turned-miliatant Mannan Wani, reported the Times of India. 

Earlier, Mehbooba Mufti, the former Chief Minister of the state said that Mannan’s death was ‘entirely our loss’. 

“Today a PhD scholar chose death over life & was killed in an encounter. His death is entirely our loss as we are losing young educated boys everyday,” she tweeted.

Independent Lawmaker Engineer Rashid, in a statement said that by killing Wani, New Delhi has ‘surrendered’ in front of his arguments.

“New Delhi responded to Manan Wani’s thought provoking write ups with eliminating him through bullets and has thus surrendered to his valuable arguments. No matter Manan was holding a gun in his hands, but his powerful pen has been silenced by the bullets, however it may take long for the deep state to defeat his arguments,” Rashid said.

IAS Officer Shah Faesal had said that he was saddened to hear about the death of Mannan Wani and he shares the grief of his parents.

In a Facebook post, Faesal said that Mannan showed immense promise as an educated, young leader.

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