Srinagar: The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 sparked off the ongoing violence in Kashmir Valley met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Sri Sri tweeted, “Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues”. Muzaffar Wani is the principal at a government higher secondary school and lives in Dadsara village of Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s southern Pulwama district. One of his three sons Khalid Muzaffar Wani was killed by the Army when he had along with three friends gone to meet his brother Burhan in the woods of Tral on April 13, 2015.
Burhan, the Internet-savvy poster boy of the Hizb, was along with two other militants killed by a joint party of Army’s Rashtriya Rifles and J&K police’s counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8 this year. His killing triggered a new wave of massive protests and violence in the Valley in which more than 70 people have died, so far.
Burhan’s two other siblings are Maimoona Muzaffar, a postgraduate of science who teaches the Quran in her village, and Naveed Alam, a student.