Senior PDP Leader Peerzada Mansoor calls Burhan Wani, a youth Icon

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Srinagar, December 23: The most wanted Hizb terrorist Burhan Wani is a youth icon in Kashmir, a senior PDP leader who in early ’90s was affiliated with JKLF said on Tuesday. The statement comes as a shock to everyone since Burhan Wani is a terrorist most wanted by security agencies and carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.

This senior PDP leader, Peerzada Mansoor, who is also a political advisor to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti made the statement while he was he was addressing a gathering at SK Municipal Park here after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed inaugurated a flyover construction work near Zero Bridge.

Referring to Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, He further said that Burhan picked up the gun and become youth icon due to government’s suppression of the youth. If our government has some good youth friendly policies, he could have become Shah Faesal and today would have been Director Education or DC.

Burhan Wani is single handedly involved in the recruitment of youngster in the militant outfir Hizbul Mujahideen was forced to take up arms because the previous Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress coalition could not connect with the youth in their six-year rule. This most wanted Hizb commander is from Tral area of South Kashmir. In July, 2015, he posted some photographs on Facebook, where Burhan was seen sitting with other 11 young militants. People in the photograph includes an ex-Constable of JKP Naseer, who ran away with two AK-47 rifles while on guard duty with Altaf Bukhari, a minister in the Mufti Sayeed-headed Government.

Again in August, the militant released a first-ever video message in which he talked about ‘jihad’ sought support from people for more than 5 mintues. The video went viral in the valley through WhatsApp and other social networking sites in which he asked Kashmiri youth to join militancy. He also cautioned young boys and girls not to become informers for the Army and Police and told Police personnel not to harass the family members and stop fighting against them.

Wani also played vital role in militant strikes carried out by his militant outfit-Hizbul Majhdeen.


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