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Nawaz Sharif pays tribute to Burhan Wani on his death anniversary

Burhan Wani, a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces a year ago.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2017 20:37 IST
Members of 'Youth Forum for Kashmir' hold posters of Burhan Wani, while chanting anti Indian slogans during a rally to mark the 1st anniversary of his death, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 8, 2017.
Members of 'Youth Forum for Kashmir' hold posters of Burhan Wani, while chanting anti Indian slogans during a rally to mark the 1st anniversary of his death, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 8, 2017. (AP)

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid tributes to militant commander Burhan Wani on Saturday, saying his death “infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom” in the Valley.

Sharif in a message on the first death anniversary of Wani’s killing said that India cannot suppress the voice of the people of Kashmir through use of brute force.

Wani, a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces on this day last year.

“The blood rendered by Burhan Muzaffar Wani has infused a new spirit in the freedom movement. The Kashmiri people are steadfast to take their movement to logical conclusion,” he said.

Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan’s political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris for their right to self- determination.

He also emphasised the need for implementing the United Nation resolutions on Kashmir and asked India to accept their right of self-determination of Kashmiris.