Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed, today (Wednesday), the 4th martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, who along with his two associates was extra-judicially killed by Indian troops in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on this day in 2016.
According to Kashmir Media Service, complete shutdown was observed in occupied Kashmir, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani and his associates, Sartaj Ahmad and Parvez Ahmad.
Call for the strike was given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
Syed Ali Gilani in his tweets paid rich tributes to Burhan Wani and said that his life, struggle and martyrdom would continue to serve as source of courage and inspiration for the generations to come.
He also urged people to observe complete strike on Monday and pay homage to the martyrs by holding prayer meetings at martyrs’ graveyards across occupied Kashmir.
Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Imtiaz Reshi, Peoples Freedom League, Tehreek-e-Wahadat Islami and Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi also paid glowing tributes to Burhan Wani and other Kashmiri martyrs.
The authorities had deployed troops and police personnel in strength across the occupied territory to prevent people from staging pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations.
They also suspended internet service in the occupied territory.
Many were arrested to prevent from staging protest demonstrations.
A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani, today, said that the youth leader had become a symbol of freedom and courage for the Kashmiri people.
The report maintained that since the killing of Burhan Wani, Indian troops had martyred 1,237 innocent Kashmiris including 28 women.
It said these killings have rendered 100 women widowed and 227 children orphaned.
Meanwhile, a protest demonstration, organized by APHC-AJK chapter, was held in Islamabad, today.
The demonstration was led by Mohammad Farooq Rahmani.
The protesters carried pictures of martyr Burhan Wani and placards which inscribed with read pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.