Pakistan Army chief hails Kashmir militant Burhan Wani

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday sought to praise Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir a year ago.

His death had led to a surge in protests in the Valley.

“Sacrifices of Burhan Wani and generations against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG said on Twitter.

Pakistan and India have been in a tense standoff with an upsurge in ceasefire violations and cross-border infiltration by Pakistani militants into Kashmir. India says Wani was a terrorist who had taken up the gun.