SRINAGAR: The father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is emerging a leader of the protest movement in the Valley, overshadowing established separatist voices like Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the Mirwaiz. On Friday, Muzaffar Wani led a procession of thousands in Pampore as more people turned up to hear him, ignoring a call by the Hurriyat factions to march to Hazratbal in Srinagar.
Leading a procession, Wani attracted thousands of protesters to Khrew who turned up despite the curfew imposed in South Kashmir and a call by Hurriyat leaders to march to Hazratbal, Srinagar, The Times of India reported. Speaking to witnesses, the newspaper added that a “Dargah Chalo” call given by a group of separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik received a poor response from protesters.
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Hurriyat leaders gave the ”Dargah Chalo” call in response to the protest call given by Wani’s supporters on July 31, during a protest attended by nearly 50,000 people. The protest was organised by the Hurriyat leaders at a graveyard in Kareemabad, and attended by Muzaffar Wani.
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