Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Tral encounter
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat, who took over the outfit after the death of Burhan Wani last July, has been killed in Kashmir. Wani's death had triggered a wave of violence in the Valley, its worst in years. Several people, including security forces, had been killed in the aftermath. The subsequent violence had also seen deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan.
Reports of stone-pelting after Tral encounter that killed Bhat
Bhat and two other terrorists opened fire at a 42 Rashtriya Rifles party in Hardumir. They escaped the retaliatory attack, but were cornered later. After an hours-long encounter, Bhat and another was killed. Search is on for the third. Soon after the news spread, stone-pelting was reported in at least five areas of Anantnag.
Hizbul Mujahideen's commander Burhan Wani shot dead in an encounter
Hizbul Mujahideen's prominent commander, Burhan Wani, was killed by the security forces during an encounter on 8th July. According to reports, the encounter in Bumdoora village of southern Kashmir's Kokernag region came to an end at around 6:15 pm. K Rajendra, Director General of Jammu Kashmir Police, confirmed that the 21-year-old terrorist was killed in the encounter between terrorists and security personnel.
Who was Burhan Wani?
Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen organization, belonged to Tral town in southern Kashmir. He was the son of a higher secondary school Principal Muzafar Ahmad Wani. On 16 October 2010, Burhan left home to join the militant outfit at the age of 15. Being a famous face on social media, Burhan was soon made a member of Hizbul in 2011.
Burhan Wani's death: 88 Kashmiris joined militancy in 2016
Data has revealed that 88 Kashmiri youth have joined militancy in the aftermath of public outrage over the killing of terrorist commander Burhan Wani in 2016. He said of the 88, 56 were from South Kashmir, where the protests and public demonstrations were the most violent. The data also revealed that since January 2017, 16 people have joined the militancy in Kashmir.