Srinagar, July 05: The second death anniversary of the prominent resistance commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani and those killed during mass uprising erupted after his killing by the Indian troops on 8th of July in 2016 will be observed on Sunday.
Call for the observance of the day has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JRL appealed to the people to hold special prayers and fateha khawani, tomorrow, on Friday for Burhan Wani and those killed during the mass uprising erupted after his killing.
Complete shutdown will be observed on Sunday and rich tributes will be paid to the Kashmiri martyrs. The JRL will hold a public meeting in Tral on that day. The leadership denounced the assertions of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Kashmir was a development and governance issue saying that Kashmir was a longstanding dispute that needed to be settled through right to self-determination.
Paris-based global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders in its first report on India noted that four more journalists were murdered in the country in less than six months in 2018. In Washington, the US-based satellite CNBC TV channel feared that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, might intensify crackdowns on youth in Jammu and Kashmir as part of his re-election campaign.
Johannesburg-based Muslim Lawyers Association has lodged a complaint with the police calling for the arrest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits South Africa in July for his crimes in occupied Kashmir.