July 26, 2017

India slams Pakistan for glorifying Burhan Wani

10 July 2017, 12:33 | Candice Butler

Social Media Sites Blocked In Kashmir Valley Ahead Of Burhan Wani's Death Anniversary

Burhan Wani

On Twitter, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay hit back at Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for glorifying Burhan Wani, who was killed by Indian security forces on July 8 previous year in an encounter Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Telecom service providers have been asked to shut down mobile internet in Kashmir for an indefinite period. Sabzar was the successor of Burhan Wani.

Curfew has also been imposed in Tral town of Pulwama district, the native town of Wani, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district past year.

On the eve of Hizbul Mujhadeen commander Burhan Wani's first death anniversary on Friday, Congress leader from Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, said if it was possible on his part he would have kept the terrorist alive.

The security forces got a big fish on May 27, when they killed HM "commander", Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his aide Faizan Muzaffar in Soimoh village of Tral in Pulwama District in an encounter.

While Indian authorities in Kashmir labelled him an extremist, his supporters called him a rebel leader.

Soon after his death Kashmir erupted with protests and strikes for six months.

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Burhan Wani was martyred in an encounter with Indian security forces in IHK's Kokernag area on July 8, 2016. At least 15 people were reported injured in the clashes.

The violent protests saw authorities impose a 24/7 curfew which lasted for around 51 days.

Indian security forces have in recent years dealt a series of blows against dozens of militant groups fighting for independence or a merger of the Himalayan territory with Pakistan. Burhan was among the new wave of tech-savy militants who used to leverage social media to recruit and influence Kashmiri youth.

Currently, entire Kashmir is experiencing turmoil since April as clashes between civilians and security forces are witnessed in the Valley on a daily basis.

Pakistan had also condemned his death and termed it "deplorable".

ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor took to twitter on Saturday and quoted the Army chief as saying, "Sacrifices of Burhan Wani & generation against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve". They said the people of Pakistan would continue the moral support of their brother Kashmir people who had been struggling against Indian cruelties for decades.

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