S. A Haidri
Neelam Valley: The fifth martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani was commemorated as Resistance day under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir here on Thursday.
Youngsters waved swords to express solidarity while chanting slogans and marched towards the ceasefire line.
An organized contingent of Kashmiri youths saluted the picture of Burhan Wani and waived national flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of youngsters took oath to remain determined for resistance and independence from India like Burhan Wani.
While addressing the resistance rally, Usman Ali Hashim, Vice Chairman Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir said that today the Kashmiri people reiterate their commitment for independence from India.
He said, “We(Kashmiri) send a message to India that we do not recognize Indian occupation.”
He said that the Kashmiri people, while paying homage to Burhan Wani Shaheed and millions of other great martyrs, renewed their commitment that our struggle would continue till we achieve independence and right to self-determination.
Sharafat Hussain Malik said that Burhan Wani is in the hearts of millions of Kashmiri youth, “we hereby pledge to continue his mission” he added.
Muhammad Aimal Farzam, Faisal Farooq, Dr Safir Sheikh, Muhammad Fayyaz Khan, Muhammad Anas Inqalabi, Qasid Farooq and others also addressed the rally.