Srinagar, Aug 28: The meeting between Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravishankar and the father of Burhan Wani has raised several eyebrows.
Wani's father Muzzafar Wani maintains that he was in the AOL, Bengaluru to seek treatment. However, AOL sources say that the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed.
Burhan Wani the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed in an encounter on July 8 following which the Valley erupted in protest.
The government of India has been trying to find a solution to ensure that peace returns in the Valley which has been under curfew for the past 50 days.
The meeting between Sri Sri and Muzzafar Wani was not a government initiative sources say. However, it is an important one and Sri Sri did discuss ways of finding a solution to restore peace in the Valley.
A home ministry official told OneIndia that such a meeting was welcome.Although it was not a government initiative, we welcome such meetings which could ensure the restoration of peace in the Valley, the official also said.
Wani's father however says that the meeting with Sri Sri lasted barely 3 minutes. He says that he had visited AOL for treatment and stayed in Bengaluru for two days.
He tells Kashmir Reader that Sri Sri met him for 3 to 4 minutes and asked about how his two sons were killed. We did not discuss anything regarding the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. I only went to the ashram for treatment and returned with medicines, he also said.