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Missing Indian Varsity Fellow Resurfaces on Social Media in Militant Avatar

Missing Indian Varsity Fellow Resurfaces on Social Media in Militant Avatar

Missing Indian Varsity Fellow Resurfaces on Social Media in Militant AvatarCC BY-SA 3.0 / Hhkhan / Bab-e-syed, the gateway to AMUAsia & Pacific20:19 08.01.2018(updated 20:22 08.01.2018) Get short URL1
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Indian police are on the lookout for a Kashmiri youth who was pursuing a doctorate at an Indian University but went underground for a week, before sending his gun-toting photograph to his family. However, the security services doubt he has joined a local militant organization.

New Delhi (Sputnik) — In an incident which rocked the Indian establishment on Monday morning, a gun-toting photo of a scholar from Jammu and Kashmir, who went missing from the country’s prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) a week ago, surfaced on social media. The discovery triggered fears that he had joined a militant group.

Mannan Wani is seen holding an AK-47 rifle in the viral photo and is feared to have joined the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

​”He was scheduled to return home four days ago. But instead, his pictures showing him with an AK-47 reached the family,” a Jammu & Kashmir police officer said.

Wani’s father is a lecturer while his brother is an engineer.

Many Twitter users advised him to shun the path of radicalism, while there were few who supported his decision.

​Mannan Wani, a PhD scholar at #AMU, has joined jihad. There are many reasons: his advocacy of Muslim Ummah, Rohingya Muslims, Hadiya, strong Islamic religiosity — and also a reaction against this: warning by this Hindu group that Kashmiris leave Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/wxIr5EmabS

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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