Slogans hailing Mannan Wani raised in AMU, 3 suspended

Slogans hailing Mannan Wani raised in AMU, 3 suspended

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mannan Wani

Slogans hailing slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mannan Wani (research scholar at Aligarh Muslim University) rocked the varsity premises even as the administration foiled attempts by some Kashmiri students to offer 'Namaz-e-Janaza' (a special prayer offered to mourn someone's death) in the campus.

Taking a serious note of the matter, the AMU administration on Friday suspended three Kashmiri students and issued show cause notices to 15 others.

According to the sources a group of around 100 students, mostly from Kashmir valley, gathered at a ground in the campus and tried to hold a special prayer to mourn Wani's killing on Thursday.

A team of the varsity proctorial board rushed to the spot with security guards and managed to disperse the students. Some senior AMU students also intervened and foiled the attempt to hold the prayer.

Slogans were, however, raised in support of Wani, sources said. Former AMU students' union president Faizul Hasan said that no ''anti-national'' activities would be allowed inside the varsity campus.

AMU spokesperson Umar Pirzada also said that the varsity administration acted swiftly and foiled the attempt to hold special prayer. ''We have suspended three students and issued notices to some others,'' he added.

Mannan Wani, a research scholar at the AMU, had suddenly disappeared in January this year. A few days later his pictures carrying AK 47 appeared on the social media. The varsity administration expelled Wani after reports that he had joined banned terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. He was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Kashmir on Thursday.