HRD Ministry Pulls Up AMU Over Alleged 'Namaz-e-Janaza' For Slain Kashmiri Terrorist Mannan Wani
Aligarh Muslim University (Photo credits: PTI)

Aligarh, October 12: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has asked Aligarh Muslim University for a report on the mourning incident in the campus over the death of terrorist Mannan Wani who was shot dead yesterday during Handwara encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the university denied the reports that Namaz-e-Janaza was held inside the campus. Member-in-charge, PRO Department of the AMU said, “Namaz-e-Janaza didn’t happen. Show-cause notice issued to 9. The inquiry committee has been set up. Disciplinary action initiated.”

Earlier in the day, the university suspended three Kashmiri students for allegedly trying to hold a prayer meeting for Wani. According to reports, Some Kashmiri students of the AMU on Thursday gathered near Kennedy Hall in the campus to conduct funeral prayers for Wani. AMU spokesperson and Professor Shafey Kidwai said that the varsity staff and student union rushed to the spot and tried to stop them. A heated exchange between the AMU Students' Union leaders and the Kashmiri students took place, but they finally moved out of the area. Manan Bashir Wani Encounter: Separatist-Called Shutdown Over PhD Scholar Killing Hits Kashmir Valley

Wani was killed in an encounter by security forces in Handwara on Thursday. He quit PhD studies in Allied Geology and joined the terror group in January this year. The other terrorist was who killed in the encounter was identified as Ashiq Hussain Zargar. The encounter was carried by a joint team of State Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) and Indian Army’s 30 Rashtriya Rifles.