The father of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, whose killing on July 8 sparked off violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir, met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram in Bengaluru on Saturday.
On Saturday evening, Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar posted on Twitter a photo with Mr Wani at his ashram saying, “Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last two days. We discussed several issues.”
The news of the meeting was also retweeted by the Art of Living foundation.
“Mr Muzaffar Wani was in the ashram for two days. Certainly, Sri Sri and Mr Wani discussed about the current situation, about the suffering and how peace and normalcy can be restored in the Valley. It was purely on a personal and humanitarian angle,” a statement from Art of Living read.
“I had gone there for treatment and stayed in the ashram to seek care for some ‘ailment’,” Mr Wani said after the meeting.
“He (Sri Sri) did not ask me anything else. He just talked to me for five minutes or so at the most,” Mr Wani told Kashmir Reader over the phone from his home in Kashmir’s Tral after returning from Bengaluru.