Jammu and Kashmir has completely changed after Burhan’s death: Father

Srinagar, July 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, on the second martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, his father Muzaffar Ahmad Wani has said that everybody knows Jammu and Kashmir has seen a complete change after Burhan’s death. Muzaffar Ahmad Wani in a media interview in Srinagar said, “It has been two years since your son Burhan Wani died. What have you seen changing in Jammu and Kashmir since his death? It is apparent how young boys are increasingly picking up guns during last two years.”

“I think it is because every day people especially young boys are harassed, tortured and detained due to which they push themselves to militancy. I can only blame (Indian) government for this situation. Being a teacher I don’t shy away from saying that ‘to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,’” he added.

Burhan’s mother Maimoon, 44, a graduate and daughter of a retired school headmaster, said, “It has been two years since her son, Burhan achieved what he had set out to achieve: martyrdom.” She says it feels like yesterday when her son left home in order to fight the Indian occupational forces.

His father once told him ‘I think you are done with this (militancy),” Maimoona recalls. But the son retorted back: ‘I now realize that I have wasted 15 years of life. The real journey for me starts now,’” she recalls her son telling his father. Burhan had been preparing for his class 10 examinations when he left home.

“Even when Burhan grew older he insisted that I feed him with my own hands. Every time he visited us I fed him with my own hands,” said Maimoona as tears well up her eyes. She feels indebted to all women who provided shelter to her son for six long years and also served him meals. “They all are his mothers too and it was because of their prayers that my son remained safe for such a long time and then achieved what he aspired to achieve, which was martyrdom,” said Maimoona.

Those who had sheltered him felt reverence for the young commander so much so that they requested the family to let them have his school bag, stationery, clothes and other such items. “How could we deny them? They had every right to his belongings because of the love they gave to my son,” Maimoona said.

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