Omar-led govt created Burhan Wani: BJP

BJP today said some politicians are now “playing politics” in Burhan’s name and “using terrorism as a clutch to revive their sinking political future in the valley”.

“As per available information, Burhan Wani became a terrorist in 2010 (following violent agitations) when Omar Abdullah was heading a coalition government. Hence, it is his government that is responsible for creating Wani,” said BJP state spokesperson Brigadier Anil Gupta.

“It is unfortunate that the same politicians are now playing politics in the name of Burhan Wani and using terrorism as a clutch to revive their sinking political future in the valley,” he said.

Gupta accused National Conference of encouraging “divisive

and discriminatory” politics and neglecting the other regions of the state when they were in power.

“Now that they are out of power, their anti-Jammu and pro-separatist rhetoric has become more pronounced,” he said, adding that it was “the same Omar Abdullah, who in 2010, had blamed PDP for indulging in ‘Lashon Ki Siyasat’ (Politics over dead bodies)”, who is now doing the same thing.

Commenting on a tweet of the NC leader where he had claimed that Burhan’s ability to recruit into militancy from the grave would far outstrip anything he could have done on the social media, Gupta alleged with such comments, Omar was “trying to project a terrorist as a martyr”.

Blaming the previous Congress-NC rule in the state for spurt in violence in south Kashmir, he claimed the “faulty” Rehabilitation Policy launched in November, 2010 by Omar’s government was one of the major contributory factors to it apart from the rise of Burhan Wani.

“Recycled ex-militants are the main reason for the increase in the number of local militants and attack on police personnel,” he said, claiming that even in the ongoing violence in the aftermath of Burhan’s killing on Friday, “the recycled militants are the main instigators among the mobs”.

“BJP once again asks Jammu-based leaders of these parties to clarify their loyalty and support for terrorism. By keeping mum on the tweets of their leader, they have given a tacit approval to his thinking,” said Gupta.

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