Joint Resistance calls for shutdown on July 8 to commemorate Burhan Wani

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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir on July 8 to commemorate the second death anniversary of Hizb Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

JRL consisting of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that besides a complete shutdown, the leadership will also hold a general public rally in Tral on July 8.

The leadership has also asked religious clerics to hold Fateh Khawni on July 6 to commemorate the second anniversary of Burhan and other civilians, who were killed during the unrest of 2016 across Kashmir valley.

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Burhan became popular after he started posting his pictures on social media. He was killed by Indian armed forces on July 8, 2016.

Following his killing protests erupted across Kashmir leaving over hundred people dead and over a thousand with pellet injuries. His death brought Kashmir to a stand-still for nearly six months, making it longest cycle of protests-curfew-killings.

Later, the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief mentioned him in his speech to UN General Assembly.

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