EXPLAINED: How Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani's killing will impact Kashmir
Several of us are wondering how Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's killing will impact Kashmir.
New Delhi: Several of us are wondering how Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's killing will impact Kashmir.
According to defence expert P.K. Sehgal, Wani's killing is a huge victory for security forces.
But, his killing would have huge repercussions and ramifications, as he was quite loved one and hence there will be huge sympathy for him.
"His killing is a huge success for the security forces, for the last seven years they were looking for him. His killing would have huge repercussions and ramifications in that area because he was quite loved one and because of the fact that he was 22, there is going to be mega sympathy for him," Sehgal said.
Responding to question related to the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, Sehgal said that it was bound to happen.
'This was bound to happen. This is a young boy who became a terrorist at the age of 15 and now has been killed at the age of 22, for the last seven years he has been ensuring that his friends join terrorism," he said.
"There are bound to be security problems. Amarnath Yatra starts from Anatnag it has to have security implications and every precaution that is taken is a step in the right direction," he said.
The 22-year-old Internet-savvy Kashmiri militant was reportedly a resident of Dadsara village in south Kashmir's Tral area. He had left home in 2010 - days before he was to take the Class 10 examination to join the region's front-line indigenous militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
He soon rose to become its district commander and figured in the list of most wanted militants.
Wani featured in videos circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp aimed at recruiting young Kashmiri men for terror.
Last month, Wani released a video warning of attacks on separate colonies for Sainiks and Kashmiri Pandits if they are set up in the Valley.