Dr. Zubair Wani, MPhil, has been named the new Hizbul Mujahideen chief in IIOJK

SRINAGAR: Zubair Wani, an MPhil dropout from Dehradun College, has been named the new Hizbul Mujahideen chief in IIOJK after the shahadat of Saifullah Mir by Indian troops last Sunday. In less than six months, Hizb has seen two new operational commanders. Earlier, Saifullah had taken over the group in Kashmir after Riyaz Naikoo was martyred in May this year.The 31-year-old Wani joined the group in 2018. His family lives in their native Dehruna village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Among five siblings, Wani is the only educated one.

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