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Manan’s death is entirely our loss: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference,at her Residence in Srinagar on Monday. PDP decided to boycott upcoming municipal and panchayat elections. PTI Photo by Umar Ganie

Srinagar, Oct 11: Reiterating her call for a dialogue to end bloodshed, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday called the death of scholar-turned-militant as “our loss”, saying “we are losing young boys every day”.
“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 every day,” she tweeted.
Calling for a dialogue with all stakeholders to end bloodshed, she said: “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 Pakistan to end this bloodshed.”
Wani was among two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Shatgund village of frontier district of Kupwara on Thursday.
Tens of thousands of people on Thursday participated in the last rites of scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani at his native Tekipora village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.