The Union Home Ministry has directed its division and security agencies not to mention Burhan Wani’s name in any written communication, anticipating trouble ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander.
A senior home ministry official explained, “For all future references, the incidents will be recorded as an encounter of three militants on July 8 and not Burhan Wani. It is much safer as the government is not committing to anything even if at a later stage the information supplied regarding the name and the organisation to which the militant belongs turns out to be inaccurate.”
The move, officials said, followed the “glorification” of Wani not only within the Valley but also by Pakistan at international forums, including the UN, and by terror groups based in Pakistan using Wani’s name on social media.
The Home Ministry directed its officials not to make any reference to Wani’s name in replies of Parliament questions in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, said officials.
The Home Ministry has made elaborate security arrangements and instructed the Jammu and Kashmir police and central security forces to remain vigilant ahead of the Wani’s anniversary
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