Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK):(Parliament Times) Kashmiris living on both sides of the line of control and rest of the world are all set to pay glorious tributes to the young martyred hero of the Kashmir freedom struggle Burhan Muzaffar Wani on his third martyrdom anniversary falling on July 8, with the renewal of the pledge to continue the martyrs’ mission despite all odds.
22-year-old Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani clinched the distinction to infuse a new spirit and more vigor among the Kashmiri youth to perpetuate the 71-year-old Kashmir freedom movement through persuading the Kashmiri youth for ‘Jehad’ – the freedom struggle through the social media besides to apprise the external world of the exceptional importance of the Kashmiris indigenous struggle for freedom of the motherland from Indian yoke. He was gunned down by the Indian occupational forces in Bamdoora Kukernaag area of the occupied valley on July 8, 2016 in an alleged encounter. India had announced Rs. One million head-money for shaheed Wani declaring him the most-wanted.
Indian occupation of Jammu & Kashmir had never been welcomed by the people of Jammu & Kashmir, which is why waves after waves of freedom movement have been generated in the Indian occupied disputed Himalayan region . The face of the latest movement in the bleeding occupied valley was the martyred youngster called Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, elaborated programs have been finalized in all district and tehsil headquarters including the capital city of Muzaffarabad to observe the first martyrdom anniversary. Protest rallies and demonstrations following by special prayers for Wani, the departed young Kashmir freedom movement leader besides other martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir would be the hall mark of the day.
In Muzaffarabad, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan will lead the major rally likely to be held morning to mark the anniversary of Burhan Wani.
In Mirpur, major rally to observe Shaheed Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary will be taken from District Court Premises under the auspices of the National Events Organizing Committee – NEOC, an umbrella of all social, political and public representative organizations representing people from all walks of life.
Paying glorious tributes of Burhan Wani on the eve of his first martyrdom anniversary, ex Advisor to AJK Prime Minister Ch. Muhammad Asrhaf said that best way to pay rich tributes to shaheed Wani is to follow his foot steps till the struggle for freedom reaches to its logical end.
Talking to this Correspondent here today Ch. Ashraf said that ongoing indigenous struggle for freedom has reached at the point of no return in the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir following the daily supreme sacrifices of lives being given by the youth including the street children who are determined to get the motherland freedom from the Indian bondage without taking care of their precious lives, he added.
President his faction of Mirpur Traders Organization [Ittehad Group] Ch. Mahmood said on the occasion of the first anniversary of Burhan Wani that India should read the writing on the wall and accept the reality about Kashmir’s struggle for freedom. Talking to this scribe here today, Mahmood said that shaheed Burhan Wani infused a new spirit in the Kashmir freedom movement by persuading the young generation of Jammu & Kashmir to take to the street agitation in nook and corner of the occupied valley to get the homeland freed from forced and illegal Indian occupation.
Paying rich tribute to Burhan Muzaffar Wani Ch. Mahmood declared that the supreme sacrifices of the lives by the Kashmiri martyrs including the young shaheed hero of the present time of the Kashmir freedom struggle – Burhan Wani, will not be allowed to go in vain. He said that the mission of Shaheed Wani would be continued with full vigor till its accomplishment through the complete success of the freedom movement, he added.
It may be recalled that Burhan Wani was seen as the main attraction for many young and educated boys in South area of the occupied Kashmir turning into freedom fighters few months before his martyrdom at the hands of the Indian occupational forces.
He featured in videos and photos posing with weapons and taunting the Indian occupational security forces, which were circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp in an attempt to recruit young Kashmiri generation in the freedom struggle.
Shaheed Wani was stated to be an expert in using social media and delivered strong speeches. He was from a well-off family in Tral in south occupied Kashmir, not far from the place of his martyrdom along with two of his comrades at the hands of the Indian occupying troops.
Shaheed Wani had reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen at the age of 15 after his brother was allegedly assaulted by the Indian troops in 2010. He had been described as a budding cricketer before he turned to the freedom struggle. India had announced Rs. 10 lakh reward for information leading to his arrest. One of his brothers was also martyred by the occupying Indian Army in 2015 when he allegedly attempted to meet Burhan in the thick Tral forests. The valiant son of the soil – Burhan Wani had become a big security threat for India and her occupational forces in the occupied valley as he built a large following among freedom-monger young Kashmiris.

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