How Twitter users reacted to Burhan Wani’s killing


Jammu and Kashmir has been thrown in utter chaos after the security forced gunned down the poster boy of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, on Friday.

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar city, and Amarnath yatra suspended as authorities apprehended protests in the Valley, where tension prevailed following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces.

Protesters blocked main roads and entry to interiors of the city at many places following a strike call by top separatists leaders who were put under house arrest as a precautionary measure. Public address systems were used in some places today to relay the audio messages of Wani, who had emerged as the poster boy of militancy.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that the slain Hizbul’s poster boy Burhan Wani had become the new ‘icon’ for the frustrated and disaffected community in the valley.

“Aftr many yrs I hear slogans for ‘Azadi’ resonate from the mosque in my uptown Srinagar locality. Kashmir’s disaffected got a new icon y’day. Mark my words – Burhan’s ability to recruit in to militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media (sic),” Omar said in a series of tweets.

Wani’s killing has dominated the social media conversations since yesterday with #BurhanWani being a top Twitter trend.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions: