Pakistan’s remarks on Burhan Wani’s killing


The Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in Kashmir just few days back. In context of that matter, Pakistan has expressed ‘shock’ and condemned "oppressive measures.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was “silent” over the issue of killing of protestors in Kashmir gave a late night statement condemning the action of Indian security forces.

“It was deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against the civilians who were protesting against the killing of Wani,”PM said.

"Oppressive measures such as these cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions," he said.

Sharif said, “India should fulfil its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council resolutions”.

 “He was becoming an icon. Him (staying) alive would have attracted more youth to militancy than him being dead,” a Home ministry source said.

The MHA said, “The encounter that led to Burhan’s death was genuine and that arresting him or getting him alive was extremely difficult.”

The MHA has told security officials to exercise restriction due to the violence that happened after the death of Hizbul commander.

 “People need to be placated. Their issues need to be addressed,” an MHA official said

"Individuals should be mollified. Their issues should be tended to," a MHA official said.