UJC announces week-long program on Burhan’s death anniversary

Burhan Muzaffar Wani, slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander.

Srinagar: The United Jihad Council (UJC) on Monday announced a week-long program on the maiden death anniversary of slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

In a video message, UJC Chief Syed Salahuddin announced that Hafta-e-Shuhuda would be observed on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) which divides Kashmir into two parts – each administered by India and Pakistan.

To pay tributes to Burhan Wani and the 1931 martyrs, Salahuddin called for state-wide shutdown on July 8 and 13.

On July 13, 22 Kashmiris were killed while they were protesting against the autocratic regime of Maharaja Hari Singh outside Central Jail Srinagar.

Burhan Wani was killed on July 08, 2016 along with two other HM militants in Bemdoora area of Anantnag district triggering massive anti-India uprising during which armed forces shot dead over hundred civilians.

Salahuddin also appealed to people, the resistance leadership and aima-e-Masajid (clerics) to thrown light on the importance of martyrdom during their Friday sermons.

“On July 8, complete strike would be observed in the state to pay best tributes to Burhan Wani. Also, public gatherings would be held, especially in Tral township, to pay homage to Wani,” said Salahuddin.

He appealed to the people to visit the families of those who have lost their loved ones during the movement to express solidarity with them. “On July 10 and 11, people will visit the families of martyrs to express solidarity with them and help them financially,” he said.

Salahuddin said that huge public rallies would be held in Muzaffarabad – capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir – and Rawalakote on July 8 and 13 to pay homage to Burhan Wani and the 1931 martyrs.

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