BJP demands Ashok Chakra for security personnel who killed Burhan Wani

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jul 31, 2016 21:28 IST
A file photo of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, who was killed during an encounter in Anantnag. (PTI)

BJP demanded on Sunday Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime military decoration, for the soldiers who killed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, saying he was a militant who had to die.

“Burhan Wani was a militant who had to die and the security personnel who killed him need commendation. The personnel should be awarded Ashok Chakra,” former state BJP president and member of legislative council (MLC) Ashok Khajuria said.

BJP’s point of view to deal with militancy is clear that the one who picks up a gun to disintegrate the country has to be dealt with an iron fist, Khajuria said.

“Our viewpoint is clear, for us it is the message from Bhagwad Gita, BJP viewpoint is clear and we in no way support the policy of appeasement.

“What I am saying is that Burhan wani was a militant and he met the end of a militant and security forces need to be appreciated for the same,” Khajuria said.

Protests broke out across Kashmir Valley on July 9, a day after Wani was killed in an encounter.

In the ensuing clashes between protesters and security forces, 49 persons, including two policemen, have been killed and over 5,500 others injured.

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