MEA rebukes Pakistan for glorifying slain militant commander Burhan Wani

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Five people were killed on Pakistan's side of the disputed border and 10 were injured in cross-border shelling by Indian troops on Saturday, local police officials said.

Both mobile and broadband Internet services have been suspended across the Valley since Thursday night on police orders.

Wani, who was the poster boy of the terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, in Kashmir Valley, was gunned down in an encounter in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on July 8 a year ago.

It is impossible to believe that Burhan Wani has obtained any license to use or be in possession of such weapons seen in his photographs he himself posted on social media with worldwide coverage.

He said all necessary security measures were taken to ensure peace in the Valley on Burhan's death anniversary.

Syed Salahuddin's United Jihad Council, an umbrella body of anti-India militants based in Pakistan-held Kashmir, has been incensed by the US designation, vowing to continue its struggle to liberate Kashmir.

Ever since he was killed, the northern state erupted in protests against the security establishment and the administration.

The death of the 23-year-old, who had built up a big following on social media, sparked an outpouring of grief and anger that spilled into the streets and led to months of clashes with security forces.

Barring Tral, the hometown of Wani, Shopian town in south Kashmir and Trehgam in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, rest of the Valley including the summer capital of Srinagar and all district headquarters witnessed hustle and bustle. The Congress stands by the security forces.

The PM said Wani had reminded the world that if such a large-scale human rights violation - including blinding of innocent Kashmiris with disgusting firing of pellets - continued unabated in the occupied valley, peace could not be guaranteed in the world. Today also marks his death anniversary due to which there is a complete shutdown, marked by curfew and other restrictions, is being observed across the territory.

To a question, the advisor said the 56-member OIC always discussed the Kashmir issue in its meetings and adopted resolutions supporting Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination.

Of late, Wani has been repeatedly mentioned by top officials and representatives of Pakistan's military and political establishment.

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