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Burhan Wani's killing 'justified', says RSS ideologue

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 08:22 IST

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Asserting that terrorists have no claim on human rights, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha on Sunday criticised those shedding 'crocodile tears' over Burhan Wani, saying that Hizbul Mujahideen commander's killing was 'justified'.

Sinha was reacting to Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh's remark that killing of Burhan Wani was an 'accident'.

"Burhan Wani was a terrorist and that too ha wasn't an ordinary terrorist. He worked under the instructions from Pakistan to challenge India's integrity. Encounter of such a terrorist is justified," Sinha told ANI.

"I would like to tell those shedding crocodile tears on his killing that terrorists have no clam on human rights. They are enemies of mankind, what happened to him was right," he added.

When asked about Wani's killing and the recent remarks made by certain leaders about it, Singh yesterday said the security forces had no prior information and the identification of bodies was done after the terrorists were killed.

"There was a routine anti-terrorism operation. Four Pakistani terrorists were killed, at that time there was no information. The identification was done after that," he told media persons in Katra.

"If there was any prior information then we could have taken some precautions. We did know about the terrorists....This was an accident. We did not know beforehand. Terrorists have to be dealt with guns," he added.

However, he later retracted from his remark and said he never called it an accident.

"I never said that. I was asked a question by a correspondent if the state government had failed after Burhan Wani's killing, and I was only explaining that because it was a routine anti-terrorist operation, had security forces known, they would have taken better precautions" Singh told ANI. (ANI)