SRINAGAR: Terming the slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani as a symbol of Kashmiri resistance, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday said the young boy was forced to tread the path of armed resistance.
A JKLF spokesperson in a statement said “Indian forces and police tortured Burhan along with his brother Khalid, humiliated his family and pushed him to the wall”.
“This young man and his brother were pursuing peaceful struggle but it was met with torture and humiliation, which left him and many others like him with no choice but to join the armed struggle,” he said.
“The struggle and sacrifice of Burhan Wani mark the continuity of the legacy left behind by great martyrs like Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Ishfaq Majeed Wani,” he said. “The life and struggle of Burhan Wani in many ways resembles that of Ishfaq Majeed Wani who pioneered the historical revolution in early ‘90s and Burhan reinvigorated and continued it with full force and passion post 2010.”
Paying tributes to slain Hizb commander, the spokesperson said Burhan Wani “represents the undying spirit of resistance, steadfastness and valour of Kashmiri nation”.
The spokesperson also condemned the spree of arrests, nocturnal raids and crackdowns by government forces across valley.