Following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen district commander Burhan Wani, JNU student Umar Khalid posted this on Facebook, which he later removed.
He compared the militant commander to Che Guevara – one of the world’s most iconic revolutionaries. According to ABP News
, Khalid’s statement came as a shock to many.
A few hours later Khalid posted this on Facebook:
Umar Khalid was one of the JNU students in the news in connection with the alleged raising of anti-national slogans in the University campus on February 9.
On April 25, he was later rusticated
for one semester and fined Rs.20,000. Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on Friday. His funeral held on Saturday swa the biggest turnout in J&K in the 26 years of insurgency. Subsequent mob violence left 10 people dead and more than 200 injured, including 96 security forces personnel.