Don’t mention Burhan Wani’s name in communications: HM To Officials


The union home ministry has directed its division and security agencies not to mention Burhan Wani’s name in any written communication, including RTI queries, to avoid any trouble ahead of first anniversary of his killing.

Burhan along with two other militants were killed in an operation by security forces on July 8, 2016, in Kashmir’s Bumdoora village.

According to The Indian Express, officials said Wani would be referred to as one of the militants killed in an encounter along with two others.

“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,” a senior home ministry official said.

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.

There are reports that there would be heavy deployment in the Valley ahead of July 8, the first anniversary of Burhan Wani.

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