Srinagar: For the first time in the history of the Kashmiri armed resistance, a pro-freedom political grouping has decided to honour a militant with a medal. Announcing Tamga-e-Azeemat, Medal of Greatness, for Hizb commander Burhan Wani for his ‘dedication, sincerity and bravery’, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that it was because of Burhan’s efforts that the entire J&K, “from Ladakh to Kishtwar and Banihal to Baramulla”, was on roads demanding the right to self determination from India.
“His martyrdom has added a new life to the ongoing freedom struggle in Jammu & Kashmir. He has united and strengthened the pro-freedom voice of this troubled state and the entire nation is feeling pride in paying tributes to this Great Mujahid,” Geelani said.
Geelani said Burhan’s parents are the proud parents of a brave son and deserve tribues.