Burhan Wani

Slain militant commander Burhan Wani has been declared a “freedom icon” by Pakistan by issuing 20 special postage stamps which carry captions such as: ‘Burhan Wani (1994-2016) freedom icon’, media reports said on Thursday.

As per reports, quoting senior official of Pakistan Post said that the stamps were issued from the Post’s headquarters in Karachi on 24 July to locally and internationally highlight the “plight of people living in Kashmir”. The stamps carry photos of Burhan and his two associates who were killed in a gunbattle with government forces in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir in July 2016.

Burhan’s killing had triggered a massive uprising in Kashmir. According to the media reports, the stamps were issued in the month of July last.