Burhan Wani’s father meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 sparked off the current violent unrest in Kashmir Valley has met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram in Bengaluru.

A spokesman said that they discussed several issues.

“Certainly, Ravi Shankar and Wani discussed several issues, including the current situation, about the suffering and how peace and normalcy can be restored in the (Kashmir) Valley during his stay in the ashram over the last two days,” the spokesman said in a statement here.

“It (discussion) was purely on a personal and humanitarian angle,” the statement added.

Earlier in the evening, Ravi Shankar tweeted that Wani stayed in his ashram on the city’s southern outskirts for the last two days and discussed several issues.

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The spiritual guru, the founder of the Art of Living, also tweeted a photo of himself with Muzaffar Wani.

“Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues,” Ravi Shankar tweeted.

The news of the meeting was also retweeted by the Art of Living foundation.

Burhan Wani, 22, educated and media savvy, had emerged as the poster boy of terrorism. He was killed in a gunfight with security forces on July 8 in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir.

News of his death sparked massive protests across Kashmir, with thousands coming to attend his funeral.

Over 70 people have died in clashes with security forces in Kashmir Valley since Wani’s death.



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