Three days after PhD scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani’s death, National Conference’s Omar Abdullah replied to cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s tweet lamenting Wani’s switch from books to bullets.
Abdullah reacted by questioning Gambhir’s knowledge of the issue and Kashmir to make such comments.
Mannan Wani’s death: We killed a terrorist and lost a radicalised talent. @OmarAbdullah @MehboobaMufti @INCIndia @BJP4India all should bow their heads in embarrassment that they left a young man drift from books to embrace bullet.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 12, 2018
Gambhir’s tweet blamed Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party for driving a young man from from studies to militancy.
Omar Abdullah, in his tweet, said that Gambhir’s knowledge of Kashmir is less than Abdullah’s knowledge of cricket, which he according to him is ‘nothing’.
This man wouldn’t be able to find Manan’s home district on a map much less his village & yet he presumes to know what drives young men in Kashmir to pick up the gun. Mr Gambhir clearly knows less about Kashmir than I do about cricket & I know almost nothing. https://t.co/oZ8hc5VcgH— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 12, 2018
Manan, along with two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, died on Thursday, 11 October, in an encounter with security forces at Handwara in frontier district of north Kashmir.
The 27-year-old was a PhD scholar student at Aligarh Muslim University and was said to have joined militant ranks in January earlier this year.
On Thursday, 11 October, three students of AMU were said to be suspended for offering funeral prayers to Wani.
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