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Gautam Gambhir Engages In A Twitter Banter With Omar Abdullah
By CricShots - Oct 13, 2018 12:26 pm
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The Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was engaged with a Twitter banter with former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mannan Wani. The former opener feels that some of the politicians responsible for Mannan Wani, a scholar from Aligarh Muslim University, taking to terrorism, post which the National Conference leader said Gambhir was not aware of the situation in the state.

Gautam Gambhir

The argument started with this Tweet.

To which Mr. Omar Abdullah replied:

An exchange followed as Omar’s reply sparked off a full-fledged war. Here is what transpired further:

Terrorist Mannan Wani, one of the top men of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir Valley, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara on Thursday. Clashes broke out in some pockets of the district after the news spread. The encounter at Langate — roughly 80 km from state capital Srinagar – had started after security forces launched an operation in the morning after the police received a tip-off about the presence of two terrorists in a residential house in the area.

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Security in Jammu and Kashmir has been very tight on account of the ongoing urban local bodies elections in the state. Once a research scholar of the Aligarh Muslim University, Wani had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen earlier this year. He had gone missing from the Uttar Pradesh university, where he had been studying Applied Geology. A few days later, his photograph, holding what appeared to be an AK assault rifle, appeared on social media.