Security forces on Thursday killed PhD scholar turned militant Mannan Wani, whose pen more than his gun was emerging as a challenge for the government. He fell in a gunfight in Handwara, north Kashmir, along with another Hizb militant. “Today a PhD scholar chose death over life and was killed in an encounter. Kashmir University assistant professor Mohammad Rafi Bhat, who had a doctorate in sociology, was among dozens who did. As a militant, Mannan made his presence felt across the Valley — not through any exploits with the gun but through powerful write-ups.
Source: The Telegraph October 11, 2018 23:00 UTC