STATING THAT slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was “not a terrorist”, a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator described him as “great and pious”. He also said Wani’s “death has given a new lease of life” to separatists.
“Everybody knows how NC tortured the youth, lodged them in police cells and inflicted miseries upon the common people,” he said. “The anti-youth policies pursued by NC were bound to give birth to people like Burhan Wani.”
While the two-time PDP legislator called for an end to the night raids by police and paramilitary forces to arrest protestors, he also appealed to people to “protest peacefully”.
“If people want to protest, they should remain peaceful. The attacks on police posts and army camps only lead to casualties,” he said.