India on Sunday slammed Pakistan for glorifying Wani on his death anniversary, saying that Islamabad’s terror support and sponsorship needs to be condemned by one and all.
In a move that could potentially escalate tensions in its already strained bilateral ties with India, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday paid tribute to Wani saying his death “infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom” in the Valley.
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had also praised Burhan Wani, saying, “Sacrifices of Burhan Wani and generations against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve.”
The defence experts on Monday backed the Ministry of External Affairs for rebuking Pakistan for glorifying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on his death anniversary.
Wani, who was responsible for several attacks against security personnel in Kashmir, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces last year on July 8.
Following his death widespread protest was erupted in the Kashmir Valley and curfew was also imposed for consecutive 53 days.