JK News Today


Jammu, December 13

BJP, an alliance partner of PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and opposition Congress party have opposed any move to give ex-gratia for Burhan Wani’s brother Khalid, who got killed in army action in Tral forest area.

The BJP MLA said, “Compensations are not given to terrorists and no BJP leader or minister has any knowledge of this ( giving ex-gratia for Khalid). We will oppose any move to give compensation to terrorists.”

Congress leader Vikram Malhotra opposition any move to give ex-gratia for Burhan’s brother questioned, “How come state BJP leaders are saying that they oppose the compensation while the Union Home Minister, one of the senior most leaders of BJP has sanctioned it.”

However, according to sources Muzaffar Wani father of Khalid has rejected and ex-gratia.

Khalid was killed when he had gone to meet his younger brother in  Tral forests  with home cooked delicacies  along with friends . One militant and Khalid were killed .

This version was contradicted by Khald’s father  Muzaffar Wani  who maintained that his son was innocent and had nothing  to do with the militancy. He claimed that his eldest son was tortured to death.

The PDP-BJP government  had felt sorry for the  Khalid’s killing . Then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had admonished the army for the operation  and told them to halt  such anti-militancy operations. His daughter Mehbooba Mufti, who succeeded her in his chair in April this year has gone one step ahead and announced ex-gratia relief for  Khalid.

25 year old Khalid was pursuing a Masters degree in Political Science from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

On April 13, 2015, he told his mother he was going for a picnic. Hours later, his body was found in the nearby jungles.

The army claimed Khalid had been “operating as an overground worker” for the Hizbul and was killed in an encounter. But his family refused to accept the army’s claims.

Locals alleged Khalid Wani had been killed by army because he was Burhan’s brother.

The vital condition for granting compensation is that the dead person should not be a militant.