JNU student Umar Khalid kicked off another controversy by comparing Burhan Wani to Argentine Marxist guerrilla leader Che Guevara. The Hizbul Mujahideen commander who was gunned down earlier this week, with a revolutionary.
Umar Khalid said in a Facebook post: I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting. These were the words of Che Guevara, but could have just been Burhan Wani too. He added by praising Wani for his bravery and said, Burhan wasn’t scared of death, he was scared of a life lived in subjugation. He detested it. He lived a free man, died a free man. Doomed is the occupation! Indian state, how will you defeat a people who have defeated their own fears?
Umar Khalid has earlier been a centre of controversy for being one of the organisers of the controversial event in JNU against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.