Arresting Burhan Wani would have been better: Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University

Pointing out that he has not been able to understand why “people in Kashmir have been supporting” militants, he said it was necessary to understand the reason.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:November 10, 2016 3:33 am
kashmir, kashmir unrest, burhan wani, hizbul mujahideen, burhan wani protestm wani killing, jammu university, indian express news, india news “Such a huge loss of our children over the killing of a militant,’’ VC said

Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University Prof R D Sharma said on Wednesday that it would have been better if Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was apprehended and put in jail for life because his death in an encounter caused a “huge loss of our children”.

“Such a huge loss of our children over the killing of a militant,’’ he said, referring to the unrest that has crippled life in the Valley. Sharma was speaking at a press meet called to explain achievements of the university. Jammu University was recently ranked A+ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

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Referring to his interactions with students during his two-year stint as Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations before taking over as Jammu University V-C in 2014, Sharma said those he met were hardworking and career-driven. “If over the killing of a militant, such a situation emerges in which children and their families become adamant that they won’t go to classes till the Kashmir issue is not solved, it is an eye-opener for us. We have to change our strategy,” he said, adding that there was a need to reach out to militants who enjoy support at the grassroots.

“Instead of killing him (Wani), it would have been better if he (Wani) was apprehended and put in jail for life,” Sharma added.

Pointing out that he has not been able to understand why “people in Kashmir have been supporting” militants, he said it was necessary to understand the reason.

“I think the Kashmir issue is a sensitive one which could not be resolved in the past 70 years. We should draw lessons from the failures to resolve the issue.”

Following measures by the state government, the situation in the Valley has started improving, Sharma said. To hold exams on time, there have been talks of reducing the syllabus, he said, adding that the state government is doing a lot to restore peace in the Valley.

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    Chandu Shah
    Nov 10, 2016 at 8:10 am
    This prof is an and he should be sent to stan where they will treat him like VIP. Every terrorist should be finished on sight no questions asked. India will be a much better place without them and without people like this prof
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      PG
      Nov 10, 2016 at 4:13 am
      What nonsense is this fellow talking? May be, we should kindly request the VC to arrest the terrorist and wait for him to come back alive... Some people do not learn,
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        Aditya
        Nov 10, 2016 at 3:49 am
        It would have been better if VC sahib would have been growing vegetable and herding cattle. who is asking/agreeing his opinion on security of country
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          JM
          Nov 10, 2016 at 5:32 am
          Try to arrest him and sacrifice few more of our brave soldiers?
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            Bir Chilarai
            Nov 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm
            What stopped this self-declared DAESH sympathizer from surrendering to police when he was surrounded?
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              Kay Gee
              Nov 10, 2016 at 5:45 am
              Let us appoint this VC IN MILITARY FORCE or similar law force. Tell him to capture some one with AK 47S in hands ready to kill or get killed.
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                Jai
                Nov 10, 2016 at 3:11 am
                @Khan, "Why these people have Ak47...??" Violence is in the blood and the ideology they subscribe to, encourages it.
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                  Chandran
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 4:30 am
                  Mr. Unwise Chancellor, only after shooting at some terrorist did the security know it was a wanted criminal, rogue, terrorist that they killed. Similarly only after killing the Simi terrorists did the police know that they were armed with knives fashioned out of plates and spoons. Even if they had not fired at police, how do know they were not suicide bombers. So these kind of criminals should be dealt with without rationalizing.
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                    l s
                    Nov 10, 2016 at 4:35 am
                    This Vice-Chancellor does not know that all Indians have to go by the rule of Indian law.lt;br/gt;Anti-nationals and supporters of the puppets of the Hurriat have to face our law, including being hit by pellet guns and shoot to kill. How many terrorists did his family hide and feed ????? , as all in kashmir muslim community do ?????
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                      mullum
                      Nov 11, 2016 at 2:01 am
                      because they can afford to and they aspire to and the have been brain washed too . .they can have real interpretation of ilsamic texts instead. . it is definitely cheaper than the killing tool
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                        Lalit Mohan
                        Nov 10, 2016 at 5:29 am
                        Y didnt you arrested him mr intelligent.lt;br/gt;Or this people in army are just die for politics?
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                          lome
                          Nov 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                          Remember Azhar Masood, Afzal Guru and others, and suggesting to arrest alive, what was the situation when Wani was killed. Other terrorist at that time would have killed more soldiers then and there.lt;br/gt;It is not the case of Che Guverra, Prof Sharma ji.
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                            pawan
                            Nov 10, 2016 at 7:11 am
                            Well this prof is a disgrace and wondering how did he ever get his degree. If he thinks security forces will first ask "a terrorist his name before every encounter", this guy is an Idio of the first order and living in a fantasy world.
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                              TrashForVote
                              Nov 9, 2016 at 11:45 pm
                              The VC who is paid his salry from Indian Tax money does not know, what would be the expenditure to keep these militants alive. Keeping such people alive means . . . . having one more agent to induct more kids into the cult of arms, burning more schols and destroying infrastructure, protests and attempts to release such innocent militants. It means disruption of life with additioanl expenditure. Any ways, killing him atleast reduced expenditure and burning of less schools. He is a VC, just retire and chickenout of the situtaiton, if he cannot educate the "kids" well for society's progress.
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                                Mohan
                                Nov 10, 2016 at 10:12 am
                                He he was kept in jail for life Some other terrorist would take innocent Indians hostage for his release -- REMEMBER PROFESSOR THE HIJACKING OF IA FLIGHT TO KHANDAHAR DURING LAST NDA GOVERNMENT TIME ? DO YOU LIVE IN AN IVORY TOWER PROFESSOR? DON'T YOU KNOW THE BEST THING TO DO WHEN YOU SEE A SNAKE IS TO KILL IT
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                                  Mohan
                                  Nov 10, 2016 at 10:09 am
                                  It would have been much better if Prof Sharma instead of lecturing now had reached out to Wani and told him to surrender. He should have walked the talk !
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                                    Mohan
                                    Nov 10, 2016 at 10:18 am
                                    Professor it is best that you don't comment on a subject where you are out of your depth
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                                      Mohan
                                      Nov 10, 2016 at 10:04 am
                                      Why should Indian jawans take unnecessary risks to catch him alive You lost your children because most of them were fatherless Otherwise how come so many young children were out on the street when the parents were sitting inside homes ?The children of not a single "leader" was out on the street pelting stones at the jawans -- only the ordinary FOLKS WERE MADE TO LOSE THEIR CHILDREN
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                                        Mohan
                                        Nov 10, 2016 at 10:14 am
                                        You lost your children because you wanted to lose them
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                                          Niladrinath Mohanty
                                          Nov 10, 2016 at 4:33 am
                                          No specific suggestion or solution to resolve the Kashmir issue by Prof. RD Sharma. This sort of general medicine has been prescribed by many in the past.
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                                            heena
                                            Nov 10, 2016 at 2:16 am
                                            Poison snake need to be neutralised and there is option to tame them.
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