Burhan Wani wanted to join Indian Army when he was 10, reveals father

| Monday, September 26, 2016 - 13:17
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Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed in an encounter with the Indian security forces on 8 July 2016

New Delhi: With Jammu and Kashmir witnessing violent unrest following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani, Burhan's father made a startling revelation in an interview which hinted that the young commander was not always an indoctrinated youth rebelling against the Indian government.

In an interview to Times of India, Burhan Wani's father, Muzaffar Wani, talks about how Burhan Wani was like when he was a little child and how it all changed in 2010.

"On October 5, 2010, Burhan left home. He told his mother he was going to meet some friends but didn't return that evening. Then we came to know that he had joined the militants. For two months before this encounter, I tried my best to convince him. His year of birth was 1994. I told him that he was born during the peak of instability and that it was obvious that he felt the pain. When he was 10, he told an Indian Army officer that he wanted to join the Army. He said this when a raid was being conducted to search militants in our village. Burhan had a strong liking for camouflage outfits," Muzaffar Wani said as he recoiled under the accepted notion that Pakistan was behind the Uri attack.

Adding that Burhan was deeply passionate about cricket, Muzaffar Wani said, "Burhan had a strong liking for camouflage outfits. One of his videos shows he loved cricket. He would have loved to play for India, not Pakistan."

Burhan Muzaffar Wani, also known as Burhan Wani, was a commander of the Azad Kashmir-based Hizbul Mujahideen who was killed in an encounter with the Indian security forces on 8 July 2016.

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Jawaharlal Nehru wrote that:

Jawaharlal Nehru wrote that: Bhaghat Singh did not become popular because of his act of terrorism but because he seemed to vindicate, for the moment, the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai, and through him of the nation. He became a symbol, the act was forgotten, the symbol remained, and within a few months each town and village of the Punjab, and to a lesser extent in the rest of northern India, resounded with his name. Innumerable songs grew about him and the popularity that the man achieved was something amazing. I would also like to mention that at that time Indians were fighting british for looting the wealth of its people and used them to fight its wars in various other countries and also take away the gold and silver to finance wars in other places. Burhan wani is a symbol of HATE. He hates India because it has Hindus. He wanted to have Sharia Law under which Hindus would be enslaved for their life. The clear difference between Bhagat Singh and Burhan Wani is the fact that Bhagat Singh epoused the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai, What did Burhan Wani epouse?

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