Now, Burhan Wani's father and sister to join protest movement in Kashmir valley?

After security forces officials gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, now it seems his father Muzaffar Wani is emerging as the new face of protest in Kashmir valley.

Updated: Aug 10, 2016, 10:15 AM IST
Now, Burhan Wani's father and sister to join protest movement in Kashmir valley?

New Delhi: After security forces officials gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, now it seems his father Muzaffar Wani is emerging as the new face of protest in Kashmir valley.

Reportedly, Muzaffar Wani has overshadowed all the separatist voices including Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Last Friday, Burhan's father Muzaffar led a procession of thousands in Pampore district of J&K.

Hundreds of Kashmiri people turned up to hear him ignoring a call by the Hurriyat factions to march to Hazratbal in Srinagar, according to a report in TOI.

An umbrella separatist group which was formed recently had given a call for 'Dargah chalo' on Friday. This group includes Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik too.

Reportedly, Wani was the main attraction at the protest and he was escorted by several armed militants, the TOI report added.

Burhan's sister to join protest?

According to eyewitnesses, Burhan Wani's father told protesters that he was ready to offer his only daughter only daughter for the fight against "Indian occupation" after "sacrificing" his two sons.

Burhan Wani's brother Khalid was killed in cross-firing between militants and security forces in a forest in Tral in 2010.

Burhan Wani was gunned down by Indian security forces on July 8.