PM Modi unhappy with media glorifying slain Kashmiri militant Wani as ‘hero’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have expressed his ‘unhappiness’ over the media coverage on violent protests in Kashmir following the killing of Burhan Wani saying the Hizbul Mujahideen militant has been portrayed as a hero. This was conveyed by the Prime Minister at a high-level meeting he convened on Tuesday morning to review the situation arising in Jammu and Kashmir after Wani’s killing, sources said.

In the meeting, attended by Union ministers and officials, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing about Wani, the encounter, the subsequent protests and drowning of a policeman.

MODI UNHAPPY OVER MEDIA COVERAGE OF KASHMIR CRISIS

  Modi expressed ‘unhappiness’ over the media coverage of Kashmir situation saying a militant, who was involved in terror activities and was working for disintegrating the country, has been portrayed as hero giving more traction to his followers to whip up frenzy.

Modi has also cited the over a dozen cases registered against Wani, most of which were serious in nature under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The meeting also reviewed the `80,000 crore financial package announced by the NDA government for Jammu and Kashmir and its implementation.

PM BRIEFED ON PAK’S RESPONSE TO WANI’S DEATH

In the meeting, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar briefed the PM on Pakistan’s response to Wani’s death, including the statement issued by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, statement by their Foreign Office and summoning of Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale by Foreign Office in Islamabad.

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