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3 AMU Students Suspended For Holding Funeral Prayers After Terrorist Manan Wani's Death

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| October 13 , 2018 , 13:35 IST

The Aligarh Muslim University on Friday suspended three Kashmiri students for allegedly holding prayers hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in north Kashmir.

According to media reports, the Aligarh Police invoked several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including sedition, in their FIR against two named and several unidentified Kashmiri students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who allegedly tried to conduct funeral prayers or namaz-e-janaza on the campus after the death of the Hizbul terrorist.

As per the reports in certain sections of the media, Some Kashmiri students of the AMU on Thursday gathered near Kennedy Hall in the campus to hold funeral prayers for Wani.

AMUSU President Faizul Hasan while speaking to the media said that he had always backed the cause of freedom of speech but any act of treason or terror was unacceptable to the union. He said they will not allow the university to be defamed by any person who indulges in such unlawful activity.

Wani was studying Applied Geology at the university and left the campus earlier this year to join the terrorist outfit. Later, his photograph holding AK-47 assault rifle surfaced on social media. The 27-year old student turned terrorist was killed at Shatgund village in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district during the encounter on Thursday.