IAS topper Shah Faesal on Thursday expressed grief over the killing of scholar turned militant Mannan Wani who was killed Thursday afternoon in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Handwara area.
Taking to his Facebook page shah wrote a detailed post on the PHD scholar who left his studies midway to join militancy, “Sad to hear about the death of a PhD Scholar. He was from my neighboring village and his father was a former colleague. His parents only know what it means to lose a son and I share their grief,” he wrote.
Shah further wrote that he had seen immense promise in slain Wani and that he had wished that Wani had not taken path of “violence”, “ I saw some of his blogs and he showed immense promise as an educated, young leader. We needed him. I wish that he had not taken to the path of violence,” he further wrote.
“In despair, I often wonder what if the cause remains unchanged but the method changes, would’t it be the same thing?” he added
Shah also said that someone has to take a stand and the war has to end, “I often ask myself what would happen if those who are ready to die for Kashmir decide to live for Kashmir and make a difference?
Someone has to blink. This war had to end,” he stated in his Facebook post.