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 ‘our loss as we are losing young educated boys every day’.
Mehbooba, who is a former chief minister of the state, said on Thursday that a PhD scholar chose death over life and was killed in an encounter. “His death is entirely our loss as we are losing young educated boys every day,” she wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“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,” she wrote.
Ph.D 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.