Congress Leader Saifuddin Soz Says He Would Have Kept Burhan Wani Alive To Hold Dialogue

Updated on 13 Jul, 2017 at 1:51 pm


The troubled waters in Kashmir refuse to calm down. On July 8, the killing of Burhan Wani completes a year. Wani, the chief commander of the notorious Hizbul Mujahidden, who was killed last year and his death sparked violence in the valley.

A senior Congress leader of Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, has made a controversial statement regarding the much debated killing of Burhan Wani. He disapproves of the decision taken by the government and suggests that he would have done otherwise.


Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz.Shuaib Masoodi

This is what Saifuddin Soz said right before the death anniversary of Burhan Wani,


If it were up to me, Burhan Wani would have been kept alive and a dialogue would have taken place (Mere bas mein hota toh Burhan Wani ko zinda rakhta aur unse dialogue karta).

However, the opposition obviously doesn’t comply with Soz’s thoughts on the matter. Minister of State, Hansraj Ahir, reacted to his comment by calling it the government’s duty to ensure peace and “destroy them(terrorist)”.


Hansraj Ahir, MoS Home Affairs.Jagran

Considering the mayhem Wani’s death caused among the people of Kashmir, authorities are prepared to deal with any possible disturbance. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan informed,

Keeping in view the call of separatists and UJC (United Jehad Council), all the preventive measures that are to be taken in all districts have started in terms of the preventive arrests of the miscreants or to ensure that no unlawful assembly takes place.

A picture of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani is held up during a rally condemning the violence in Kashmir, in Islamabad.Caren Firouz

 It is notable that last year Soz had suggested that the government withdraw the “Draconian” AFSPA law from the Valley to enable the much needed initiation of dialogue with the leaders in Kashmir.

All the social media platforms have been blocked in Kashmir ahead of July 8. More than 21,000 additional paramilitary forces have been deployed as the terror outfits are onto observing Burhan’s death in the valley.



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