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Burhan death anniversary: Joint Resistance Leaders call for shutdown, awareness

Srinagar: Amid tension regarding the events that might unfold on July 8, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday issued a protest calendar commemorating the first death anniversary of the popular Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani.

Burhan was killed last year on July 8, in an encounter with the Indian security forces, catalyzing a massive uprising in the valley.

The JRL leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar, Yasin Malik in a joint statement have called for complete shutdown on July 8 and July 13 to pay tributes to Burhan Wani and July 13 martyrs.

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