PhD scholar chose death over life; initiate dialogue to end bloodshed: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Reiterating her call for a dialogue with all stakeholders, including Pakistan, to end bloodshed, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said PhD scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani close death over life and his killing is entirely β€˜our loss as we are losing young educated boys every day’.
Ms Mehbooba, who is a former chief minister of the state, said today a PhD scholar chose death over life and was killed in an encounter. β€œHis death is entirely our loss as we are losing young educated boys every day,” she wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
β€œIt 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 Pakistan to end this bloodshed,” she wrote.
PhD scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani was among two militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched by security forces in Kupwara on Thursday.



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