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7-day long protest to mark Burhan Wani's death anniversary

27 Jun 2017 | By Roma Das
Burhan's death anniversary: Militants call for week-long agitation

The United Jehad Council (UJC) called out to people from sides of the Line of Control (LoC) to join in the week-long programme to pay tribute to the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani.

The 7-day agitation will mark the first death anniversary of Burhan Wani.

There would also be a state-wide shutdown observed on July 8 and July 13 respectively.

In context: Burhan's death anniversary: Militants call for week-long agitation

Burhan Wani: The militant or Kashmir's hero?

The 22-year-old Hizbul commander who had a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on his head was just 15-years-old when he joined the Kashmir-based- militant outfit. The youth militant who called the Army, 'Kashmir's foe' was killed in an encounter on July 8 last year.

Kashmir unrestHow Burhan Wani's death stirred violence in Valley?

Following the killing of the Hizbul's commander, months long frenzy took over in the Kashmir Valley. The tensions in the region just escalated with the cases of stone pelting coming to the fore.

The aftermath of the killing is seen as one of the bloodiest periods that Kashmir witnessed.

Kashmir observed shutdown for months and normal lives got crippled.

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27 Jun 20177-day long protest to mark Burhan Wani's death anniversary

Heavy security deployment in Kashmir on Burhan Wani's death anniversary

07 Jul 2017Heavy security deployment in Kashmir on Burhan Wani's death anniversary

A day before former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's first death anniversary, about 20,000 security personnel and 214 companies have been deployed in the Valley.

Forces remain vigilant and conducted searches. Hundreds of bikes have been seized. Internet services have been suspended.

Security has been upped considering the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, which will end on August 18.

08 Jul 2017Burhan Wani's death anniversary: Pak violates ceasefire, 2 civilians killed

On Burhan Wani's death anniversary, Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked shelling across the LoC in Poonch area of J&K on Saturday, killing 2 civilians and injuring 3 others.

Pakistani Army targeted Indian posts and villages in Chakka da Bagh and Kharri Karmara areas.

Indiscriminate firing is still underway between the two security forces.

Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in Burhan Wani's native town, Tral.

Kashmir in distressWhy is Kashmir mourning Wani's death anniversary?

Burhan Wani, a separatist youth militant echoed the sentiments of most of the Kashmiris who wish to have a separate state sans the Army's intervention. Wani's fight for the same kindled this spirit of the Kashmiris and they went on to worship him as their hero.

Kashmiri youth believe Burhan's stance as a rebellion rather than that of a terrorist.