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Shiv Sena protests against relief for Burhan Wani’s brother

Shiv Sena activists raised anti-government slogans, blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua and burnt an effigy of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2016 18:02 IST
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party forcefully closing shops during a bandh call on Saturday to protest against compensation announced for the family of militant Burhan Wani.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party forcefully closing shops during a bandh call on Saturday to protest against compensation announced for the family of militant Burhan Wani.(PTI photo)

Shiv Sena activists on Saturday staged a protest and burnt an effigy of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over the decision to grant ex-gratia to the kin of Khalid Wani -- brother of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani -- who was killed in anti-insurgency operations in the Valley.

Shiv Sena activists, led by senior leader Radhay Maharaj, raised anti-government slogans and blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua.

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Maharaj said it was very unfortunate that the BJP-PDP government in the state had cleared the ex-gratia and by giving the compensation to the family members of Burhan Wani, Mehbooba had shown her “real face”.

Khalid was killed in anti-insurgency operations by security forces in Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 13, 2015.