A high-alert in IOK ahead of martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani

A picture of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani is held up during a rally condemning the violence in Kashmir, in Islamabad, Pakistan July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz


Srinagar, July 5 (TNS): A high-alert has been sounded in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, five days ahead of the martyrdom anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Intelligence reports suggest that freedom fighters are likely to carry out a major strike ahead of the death anniversary that falls on July 8.

The input comes in the wake of the occupation Army going all hog to take down the top freedom fighters. Inputs say that a team of the Hizbul Mujahideen is planning to carry out a symbolic attack to mark the anniversary of their martyred leader.

The United Jihad Council chief and the head of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin had said that July 8 will be observed as the death anniversary of Wani.

The Joint Resistance Group which comprises Hurriyat leaders also called for a shutdown to mark the anniversary.

A public meeting at Tral, the home-town of Wani has also been planned. Meanwhile both Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval held a host of meetings in Srinagar to take stock of the security situation.

They sought feedback on the possible challenges that lie ahead in dealing with freedom movement. Singh met with Governor N N Vohra who is now in charge of the state. He also met with Vohra’s advisers and the top officials.