Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fifth column: Remembering Burhan Wani

Murtaza Shibli,

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Burhan Wani [see] was no ordinary militant commander. Not only did he redefine the concept of defiance against the Indian subjugation, he also displayed extraordinary inventive character to engage the new generation of Kashmiris through his public diplomacy. ...
Aadil Mir, Burhan’s mentor and cousin – after whose death in June 2014 Burhan rose to the ranks of the commander – changed the public perception of resistance fighters and deliberately discouraged the use of violence that had become synonymous with pro-freedom fighters. ...

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