''I welcome the Killing of Manan Wani, Hizbul commander. He was the one who had left Aligarh Muslim University, picked up a weapon and became a terrorist. He is now dead. And anyone who picks up arms against the state must realize this that they come with an expiry date. It's not a question of whether they will be killed or not the question is when they will be killed and it's going to be sooner rather than later. This thing has to end the back of the Hizbul is broken. The back of the Hizbul now is beyond all repair, they will find it very very difficult to get a new leader who can replace Manan Wani.
Who Next? I say Zakir Musa next. Zakir is the one who is now the reigning deity of the stone pelters in Kashmir, they look up to Zakir Musa, they take his name, they throw stones in his name. Zakir Musa is also inciting terror in the Kashmir Valley. Now that Manan Wani is down, let's move to Zakir Musa''
Two terrorists, including top Hizbul commander, Manan Wani, were killed in a gunfight encounter with the security forces in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara on October 11.
A police official, while confirming the killing of two terrorists in a gunfight that raged intermittently since 3:00 am in Shatgund, Handwara, following a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO), said identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the Internet services in the Kupwara district “as a precautionary measure”. Schools and colleges have also been closed in the district and also in South Kashmir.
Reports said clashes erupted near the gunfight site with youth pelting the forces with stones who responded by firing tear gas. Clashes were also reported in Lal Chowk, Anantnag. This is the first encounter reported in the valley after municipal election began in J&K.