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Political parties should realise gravity of situation in J-K: Mehbooba

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

said Thursday that PhD scholar-turned militant preferring death in an encounter over life should make political parties realise the gravity of the situation and facilitate dialogue with all stakeholders to end the bloodshed in

Manaan Bashir Wani, who was pursuing PhD in Allied Geology at Aligarh Muslim University, quit studies and joined ranks of outfit in January this year.

He was killed, alongwith another associate, in an encounter with security forces in area of district this morning.

"Today a PhD scholar chose death over life & was killed in an encounter. His death is entirely our loss as we are losing young educated boys everyday," Mehbooba wrote on her handle.

"It is high time that all the political parties in the country realise the gravity of this situation and try to facilitate a solution through dialogue with all the stake holders including to end this bloodshed," she added.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 18:00 IST