Burhan icon of Kashmiri resistance; killing will inspire others to join ranks: Hurriyat
Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq described the Kashmiri youth who joined militancy as symbols of resistance.
Srinagar: The killing of Burhan Wani will inspire youth in the Valley to join the Hizbul Mujaheeden ranks since he was the icon of Kashmiri resistance, the Hurriyat said on Sunday.
Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an interview with Hindustan Times, published on Sunday, described the Kashmiri youth who joined the militancy as symbols of resistance and said, “These are young and educated Kashmiri boys and are part of the struggle at the indigenous level.
"They are not the ones going anywhere outside for trainings nor is anyone anchoring them from behind.”
He said that due to the lack of political space “they are picking up guns? Especially after 2010 when security forces quelled the street protests.
“Today, we see Burhan not as a hardcore militant but as a symbol against them, knowing that he cannot beat the military might of India."Burhan not as a hardcore militant but as a symbol against them, knowing that he cannot beat the military might of India."
Mirwaiz said Wani's death will “definitely inspire” many people in the Valley “to go that way”.
“The PDP-BJP coalition government in the state has added a huge dimension to the problem.
“People feel India is trying to culturally, religiously and politically undermine our authority.
“We want to keep the resistance political. But There is no scope for peaceful resistance. The coalition partners don’t talk about self-governance any more, neither AFSPA. It is sad that CM Mehbooba Mufti is speaking against clerics,” the Hindustan Times quoted him as saying.