Aligarh Muslim University has suspended three Kashmiri students offering absentia prayers to slain scholar turned militant, Manan Wani who was killed in an encounter in Handwara, area of Kupwara district, Times of India reported.
TOI quoted proctor university as saying that three Kashmiri students were suspended for violating the university’s discipline and rules and indulging in unlawful assembly. A notice was also issued to four other students.
As per report former AMU students union president Faizul Hassan had asked the students not to perform the prayers in absentia, “I opposed their decision and told them that if they want to do so, they should travel to Kashmir for this all, as such activities defame the university. I have neither supported terrorists nor will support them.” TOI quoted Hassan as saying.
The report also quoted AMU students union president Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani as condemning Manan’s decision to join militant ranks and said, “The government should however discover the reasons why such a bright scholar quit the studies to join the militant outfit. May be he thought that this was the only way to convey his message. The government should take this matter seriously so that no other youth or student thinks of taking such a step. If he was a militant, we have no sympathies for him.”