Srinagar: As the Kashmir Valley continues to boil over militant Burhan Wani's killing by security forces four days ago, PoK based Hizbul Mujahideen has appointed a new commander for jihad in Kashmir.
According a to a report in 'The Times of India', the announcement was made by Syed Salahuddin, Hizbul's supreme commander in the PoK.
As per report, Mehmood Ghaznavi – the new Hizbul commander – has been entrusted with the task of carrying out more attacks against Indian security forces to avenge the death of Burhan Wani.
The announcement was made after the meeting of the command council of Hizbul on Tuesday.
"We won't allow the sacrifice of Burhan Wani to waste, and his mission will be taken to its logical conclusion," Salahuddin was quoted as saying.
Salahuddin further said that Hizb will hold a function on July 13 at Muzaffarabad in PoK, which will be attended by United Jihad Council and All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
Thousands of people in trucks, cars and on foot travelled to Tral in Pulwama district despite curfew to attend fourth-day mourning for Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani .
Reports said mourners carried Wani's portraits and Pakistani flags as they marched towards Tral's Eidgah chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.