AMU Scholar Mannan Wani joining militancy sends shock waves

News Kashmir Desk

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Research scholar Mannan Wani decision to join militancy has send shock waves across length and breadth of the Kashmir valley. A photograph of Mannan Wani holding an under barrel grenade launcher was posted on Facebook with a message, claiming that he has joined the militant organisation on January 5, and the image became viral within no time on social media websites especially Facebook and Twitter.


On the otherhand, The family of a research scholar, Mannan Bashir Wani who joined the militant organisation  Hizbul Mujahideen, has urged him return home and made heartrending appeals in this regard.Mannan, my son, please come back. I appeal to you (reporters) to help me get my son back,” his mother said.

Mannan Wani has a rich academic background as he was pursuing PhD in Geology at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Wani, who has an M Phil in Applied Geology. His father is reportedly a lecturer, while his brother works as a junior engineer in the Jammu and Kashmir government.

From the streets of Kashmir to its online world masses are expressing shock over decision of such brilliant mind to take up arms and calling on all the stakeholders to resolve Kashmir issue to end this cycle of hopelessness.