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Mehbooba Mufti was architect, beneficiary of 'relentless violence in Kashmir': Omar Abdullah
10/15/2018 10:33:06 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Oct 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today described Hizbul Mujahideen militant Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gun-battle with security forces, as a "victim of relentless violence in Kashmir".
The PDP president said this while demanding withdrawal of cases against three Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students from the Valley who were booked after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Wani on Friday.
"It will be a travesty to punish them (students) for remembering their former colleague (Wani) who was a victim of relentless violence in Kashmir," Mehbooba said in a tweet.
This led to a rebuke from former CM Omar Abdullah who said that Mufti was suffering from a short memory. He wrote on Twitter: "How short Ms Mufti's memory is! She forgets that she was the architect and beneficiary (it kept her allies in good humour) for her entire period in office.
She is in no position to criticise anyone for 'relentless violence'."
Twenty-seven-year-old Wani, who was pursuing a Ph.D course in allied geology at the AMU, had quit the university and joined militant ranks in January.
The three Kashmiri students were booked for sedition for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans and trying to hold a prayer meeting for the Hizbul 'commander', a day after he was killed in a gun battle with security forces in north Kashmir's Handwara area. Mehbooba also asked the Centre to intervene in the matter.
"Pushing youth to the wall will be counter productive. Centre must intervene in withdrawing cases against students & AMU authorities must revoke their suspension, she said in another post on Twitter.
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