Several organisations including some Hindu outfits today staged protest here against the state government's decision to give ex-gratia to the family of Khalid Muzaffar Wani, brother of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed by the armed forces on July 8.
Raising anti-government slogans, Bajrang Dal activists led by its convenor Rakesh Kumar today burnt the effigy of government and threatened to launch agitation if government grants compensation to the family.
Shiv Shakti Sena also staged a demonstration, opposing the move, against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for showing soft corner to the militants, in Janipur here. An effigy of Mehbooba was also burnt.
Criticising the chief minister, Shiv Shakti Sena President Rakesh Gupta said, "On one side, Indian Army is fighting bravely with the militants to avoid loss of life and property in the Kashmir Valley whereas on the other hand, Mehbooba Mufti is granting compensation for Khalid Wani."
"She is playing dual policy to play with the sentiments of the nationalist persons," he said.
Claiming that Mehbooba government is soft towards terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party staged protests in Jammu and Udhampur districts.
"The government has set a new precedence in J-K by granting compensation to kins of top militant Burhan Wani. This is shameful," JKNPP Chief Harsh Dev Singh said.
Jammu West Assembly Movement led by Sunil Dimple too held protest at New plot road in Jammu against the government's decision.