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Hizbul commander Burhan Wani a 'martyr': J&K NC MLA strikes row

ANI
Published : Dec 23, 2017, 9:49 am IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2017, 9:51 am IST

NC MLA Abdul Majeed Larmi says that those who fight for issues are ‘martyrs’, including militants killed in Kashmir, like Burhan Wani.

Wani, who was responsible for several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in 2016 on July 8. (photo: File)
 Wani, who was responsible for several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in 2016 on July 8. (photo: File)

Anantnag: National Conference (NC) MLA Abdul Majeed Larmi on Saturday made a controversial remark by saying that all those, including the militants and Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, killed in Kashmir were 'martyrs'.

"Those who fight for issues are 'Martyrs'. All those, including militants, who are being killed in Kashmir are 'martyrs', including Burhan Wani," Larmi told ANI.

 

Wani, who was responsible for several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in 2016 on July 8.

Following his death, widespread protest spread in the Kashmir Valley and a curfew was imposed for 53 consecutive days.

Earlier, Larmi was criticised for his condemnable comment on the killing of Army officer Ummer Fayaz Parry.

Parry was commissioned into 2 Rajputana Rifles in December 2016.

Panic gripped the region after his bullet-riddled body was found in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

Tags: national conference, burhan wani, militants, abdul majeed larmi
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir