Over 20,000 attend Hizbul commander Wani’s burial

Srinagar, July 9 More than 20,000 people on Saturday attended the burial of top Hizbul commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani in south Kashmir’s Tral town.

People from different parts of Pulwama district gathered at Shariefabad (Tral) to attend the burial of Wani, who was killed along with two of his associates in a gunfight with security forces in Bamdoora (Kokernag) village of Anantnag district on Friday.

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Train services from north Kashmir’s Baramulla town to Bannihal town in the Jammu region were also suspended on Saturday.

All school board examinations scheduled for the day have been postponed.

Separatists, including hardliner Sayed Ali Shah Geelani, moderate Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik have called for a day strike to protest Wani’s killing.

Lasha-e Taiba militant outfit and Asiya Andrabi, the radical chief of women separatist Dukhtaran-e-Milat, have called for a three-day shutdown in thr Kashmir valley.

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