Srinagar: On the death anniversary of the Militant Burhan Wani, Mir Junaid, president of Jammu Kashmir Workers Party, visited South Kashmir and held public meetings and spoke about the unrest which people of the region had to face after his death. He blamed Pakistan for the Unrest.
“Burhan’s neutralisation led to a huge unrest in the Kashmir valley which was sponsored & supported by Pakistan. Kashmir has historically been prone to public Hartals enforced by Pakistani agents on such occasions. But today everything about this trend changed,” Mir said.
“The people who attended the meetings in the home turf of Burhan Wani represent the change which honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji has been talking about since the abrogation of articles 370 &35A. When there is a will, there is a way,” he said.
“A day which was otherwise supposed to be strike, was full of hustle bustle and constructive political activity. I feel jubilant to be a part of this change and see people leaving the shells of fear and coming out in support of Indian democracy. Jai Hind,” the young Kashmiri leader said.
On 8 July 2016, Burhan Wani along with two associates were killed in a brief encounter with forces in Bamdoora Kokernag area of south Kashmir.
Soon after his death Kashmir erupted with protests and strikes for six months.