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Days ahead could be tense with Burhan Wani’s death: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed the fear that the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter could result in having tense days in the valley ahead
Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah (Photo: IANS)

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has  expressed concern that parts of Kashmir Valley could be tense in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s death.

“If this is confirmed its big news & will also mean some tense days in parts of the valley,” he tweeted after the news of the killing came in.

“Aftr many yrs I hear slogans for “Azadi” resonate from the mosque in my uptown Srinagar locality. Kashmir’s disaffected got a new icon y’day. Mark my words – Burhan’s ability to recruit in to militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media,” Omar said in a series of tweets.

Earlier, stating that National Conference Party had always maintained that a political problem needs a political solution, Omar had said that Burhan wasn’t the first to pick up the gun and won’t be the last.
“For all Burhan’s social media activity I don’t recall any militancy incident attributed to him while I was in office. Not sure after that,” he tweeted.

Wani, 22, was killed in a joint operation of the Indian Army and the state police  in Kokernag in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, army officials said. He was among the most wanted militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

IANS

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