While speaking with ANI, Aligarh Muslim University Registrar Dr Abdul Hamid on Thursday informed that Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Wani was rusticated from the University and that the varsity had no knowledge of his know-how ever since.

AMU Registrar Hamid said, “Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Wani who was killed in Handwara encounter on Thursday was once a student at AMU but he was rusticated from the University. AMU had nothing to do with him now.”

He added, “Few students tried to hold a gathering today over his death but we have given a clear message that no anti-national activity will be tolerated in AMU. We did not allow them to gather and 3 students were also suspended ,”

This statement from AMU necessitates its relevance in the back drop of gunning down of Hizbul Mujahideen top commander Manan Wani and another Hizbul operative Ashiq Hussain Zargar in a gun fight at Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir state. Wani was an ex student of AMU and a PhD research scholar who had completed his M.Phil from the same university. He had enrolled in AMU after completing his Master’s from University of Kashmir.

An online platform where Manaan Wani used to contribute through write ups says, ‘Mannan Wani is a Research Scholar at Aligarh Muslim University. He is a Student Activist having interest in Geo-Politics & Islamic Revivalist Movements.’

The growing cult of highly educated youth joining ranks of militant organizations is posing a big challenge to security establishment since they act as poster boys of militancy in Kashmir.

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