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India imposes curfew in parts of IHK on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

SRINAGAR/MUZAFFARABAD: On the occasion of first death anniversary of iconic Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, Indian authorities have deployed some 20,000 additional security personnel in held Kashmir to curb activities of pro-freedom activists while suspending the internet connectivity in the valley, ARY News reported.  

Despite the curfew like situation in Indian-held Kashmir, the political, religious, and social organizations have chalked out a number of programmes to pay tribute to slain freedom fighter.

On the flip side, Kashmiris of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and elsewhere in the world are also marking the first death anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter who embraced martyrdom while striving to win independence for Kashmir.

A debate competition of students titled “The Role of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in Kashmir Liberation Struggle” will be held in Muzaffarabad.

Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad is airing special programs in connection with the first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

Moreover, All Parties Hurriyat Conference will organize a protest walk in Islamabad. Political and religious activists besides members of civil society are expected to take part in it.

Burhan Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group best known for appearing on social media in military fatigues to urge young people to join the fight against Indian forces, was killed in southern Kashmir on July 8 last year.

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