PM Modi unhappy with media portraying Burhan Wani as ‘hero’

, 12:40 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly expressed “unhappiness” over the media coverage of violent protests in Kashmir following the killing of Burhan Wani, saying the Hizbul Mujahideen militant was portrayed as a “hero”.

In the meeting attended by top Union ministers and officials, Modi was briefed about Wani and the subsequent protests.

Modi said the militant, who was involved in terror activities and was working to disintegrate the country, was portrayed as a “hero” by the media thereby motivating his followers.

Also discussed at the meeting was the Rs 80,000-crore financial package announced by the National Democratic Alliance government for Jammu and Kashmir and its implementation.