Burhan Wani was one of the young commanders of Hizb ul Mujahideen (the biggest Kashmiri separatist terrorist group, operational since 1989). Burhan Wani was gunned down, along with two other terrorists by the army and SoG J&K police on 8th July 2016.
Previously, his brother Khalid Wani who was a terrorist too, met a similar fate in 2013. Burhan Wani was the prominent social media voice of Hizb ul Mujahideen, aiming to recruit maximum number of Kashmiri Muslim youth in the organizations ranks, and was quite popular among a sizable section of the population there. He had openly threatened to attack Kashmiri Pandit colonies if they came up and had warned the police and the army not to interfere in any militant activities.
But as usual, it’s proven once again that terrorists with pens and mikes are much more lethal than terrorists with rifles.
Look at this poor ‘’young man whos fired imagination of the valley’s youth’’ headmaster father’s interview. Daddy dearest is very proud of his Burhan Wani ‘s martyrdom, because afterall he’s fought the evil kafirs of India against injustice on Muslims (whatever that means, as Muslims in India have got more freedom than any Muslim nation on earth). And that Wani has done his supreme duty as a Muslim by dying in jihad against the Indian army and that he is in heaven. And that he has the support of 90% of Kashmir. Or that Allah is paramount and that a son to be sacrificed for him is nothing…etc etc.
Here is the rest of this gem of an article which ends as follows:-
//What the army and the police do not say on record is the fact that the spike in the number of Kashmiri youth knocking on the doors of militant outfits is directly linked to the fact that the PDP, once known for its soft separatist agenda, has now joined hands with the BJP, who Kashmiris see as a threat to their very identity protected under Article 370 (bad bad PDP, they have joined hands with BJP who are way more dangerous than LeT and Hizb ul Mujahideen put together. Kashmiri separatism is more justified than India’s standing. Article 370 is more important than all the other articles in the Indian constitution. What’s this country come to, you can’t even let the mob terrorize a few policemen)
Sixty percent of the Valley’s population is below the age of 30 and the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government has not succeeded in engaging with the youth. (Yes of course, the govt must engage these youth by giving them a monthly stone throwing stipend)
The demographic bulge comprising the youth is hyperactive on social media and the army has been flagging its concerns on the issue. (We are such morons to talk about national glory, we should learn from the bright Kashmiri Muslim youth about using social media to listen to terrorist sermons and join them or wave ISIS flags)
Wani’s killing in an encounter will prise open the insecurities and fuel the deep sense of alienation that has grown under the current government. His funeral is only the first step in a new chapter that will be written in Kashmir. (It’s the Indian govt that has alienated Kashmiri Muslims by inventing a fictional people called as Kashmiri Pandits, and the Indian army is guilty of abusing human rights of terrorists. The terrorists must never be killed, and we must always be in awe of them. Army is just for parades, not for killing those who deserve it)//
If we go by this narrative, then every poor youngster in this country who is below the poverty line must pick up guns. Or for that matter any employee who gets laid off must murder someone in the company. This reminds us of Malcolm X’s words “If you aren’t careful, the media will make you believe that the oppressors are oppressed and oppressed are oppressors.”
//“Let’s see,” he said, calculating aloud, “he has been gone 2,190 days. That makes it about 5,000 meals. Where did he eat these two meals a day?
If he fell ill, who looked after him? Somebody is looking after him, that means there are enough people on his side.”
“When a militant dies, thousands of mourners come. They come from even as far away as 50 km away. Why? Because people believe he was on the right path. That he was fighting the oppression. Try collecting four people for the funeral of a drunk or a thug,” //
Daddy dearest the headmaster was totally aware what his son was upto and felt proud of him. He wants azadi from India while drawing a salary from one of its state governments. He’s so proud of his little boy whos given his life fighting the oppressors, and how people are naming their babies Burhan. Indian expresss even put his funeral pics on their wall. Have they ever put any slain soldier’s pic ever? In all, a sentiment is being built that army is killing ‘’innocent’’ people branding them as terrorists.
Hmmmm…Indian Army shouldn’t kill terrorists as it breeds more terrorism. Every irresponsible sentiment must be pampered.
Legend. What next? A Kashmiri Zorro riding on a mule fighting oppression?
These are just a few examples of how our media has been reporting on various terrorists. They always try to paint them as one of us, poor nice people who picked up guns because they were wronged.
Hafiz Saeed= Farmer’s son
Dawood Ibrahim= Constable’s son
Ajmal Kasab= Son of a dahi wada seller
Burhan Wani= School Headmaster’s son.
What next? Adolf Hitler = civil servant’s son? Or Pol Pot= Journalism student?
If you gather all your news from the ‘’Indian’’ media, you will soon have the belief that the nice heavenly country of Kashmir with its saintly peace loving people was attacked by the barbaric army of the evil state of India who has kept the Kashmiri people under subjugation by murder and torture.
Not one word from these news traders about the Kashmiri pundits who were thrown out of their homes in January 1990 , via using all barbaric methods possible like killings, rapes, intimidation, mob violence. 400000 plus Kashmiri pundits were rendered refugees in their own country. A whole generation has grown up without knowing what home means. And since they aren’t a votebank, no secular leader took up their cause. Even after 14 years, Gujarat riots are evoked by the media at every given opportunity, but not a word about any Kashmiri pandit dying in refugee camps over all these years. And no mention to these glorious slogans by the Kashmiri Muslims during the Kashmiri pandit exodus:-
Kashmir main rahna hai, Allah-ho-Akbar Kahna hoga.
(If you choose to live in Kashmir, you will have to say Allah-o- Akbar).
Asi gachi Pakistan, Bata ros ta batanev san.
(We want Pakistan, with Kashmiri Hindu women and without their men-folk).
Allah-o-Akbar, Musalmano jago Kafiro bhago, jehad aa raha hai.
(Allah-o-Akbar, arise and awake Muslims, run infidels, jehad is approaching.)
Kashmir kya banega – Pakistan
(What will Kashmir be – Pakistan)
Zalimo O, Kafiro, Kashmir hamara chhod do
(Ye cruel Kafirs (infidels) vacate our Kashmir)
Yahan kya chalega, Nizam – e – Mustafa
(What will have sway here – Prophet’s governance)
Arise ye, fearless Momins,
For Russia has lost the race,
Now the sword hangs on India’s neck
Now it is Kashmir’s turn.
Islam hamara maksad hai
Kuran hamara dastur hai
Jehad hamara rasta hai
(Islam is our destination
Koran is our constitution
Jehad is our way.)
Hamein kya chahye, Nizam e Mustafa
Kashmere main kya chalaiga, Nizam e Mustafa
Hindustan mein kya chalaiga, Nizam e Mustafa
(What do we need – Prophet’s governance. What will
have sway in Kashmir – Prophet’s governance?
What will have sway in India – Prophet’s governance?
Oh sorry, I forgot. This according to the media is ‘’freedom of speech and right to self determination” for the Kashmiris. And of course, Kashmiri means Kashmiri Muslims only. Kashmiri pundits, just like Pakistani or Bangladeshi Hindus, are persona non grata for our media.
Do these media houses even realise the damage they are doing? As second hand journalism is a worldwide phenomenon, the foreign journals will rely on our Indian English language media first because this is the easiest and readymade source of information for them. Western media especially is notorious in this regard, twisting fact. Finding an article in India’s support in the likes of NYT is like finding a camel in Antarctica.
But why blame the western media? Do we even have an Indian media? No I don’t mean skin colour, I mean by mind, by loyalty. But they seem to have all qualities of a dog except loyalty.
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