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Graffiti eulogising Burhan Wani comes up in Srinagar

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016,16:43 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | Graffiti eulogising Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in an encounter with security forces last week, has come up at many places in the summer capital here. Even as most parts of Srinagar and other districts have been under strict restrictions since Saturday, wall writings have been spotted at many places here.

Burhan is our hero says one writing on the shutter of a shop in Amira Kadal near the city centre of Lal Chowk, which has been shut since Saturday.

On an adjacent shop, words Today we mourn, lion is no more have been written in spray paint. Burhan still alive is yet another such graffiti that has come up in the city along with the words ‘AK-47′ referring to the assault rifle which Wani used to brandish in his pictures and videos on social media. After Wani and his two associates were killed on Friday, deadly violence on the streets of the Valley has so far left 23 civilians dead allegedly in security forces action.

One policeman was also killed in mob violence. Such graffiti was spotted in the past as well during the protests of 2008 and 2010 and after the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.