Islamabad(March 31, 2018): An animated movie titled ‘Burhan, the Son of Kashmir’ is being made, commemorating slain Hizib Commander Burhan Wani who was killed last year on July 8 in an encounter.Rana Abrar, a top Lollywood director has directed the movie featuring animated Burhan Wani as the protagonist.The link to the teaser was shared on social networking site Twitter through a page named after movie’s title.Later that year, a song directed, composed and sung by a Pakistani Rap singer Raja became popular among Kashmiri youth. The song has gained two million views on YouTube.
Burhan became popular after he started posting his pictures on social media. He was killed in an encounter with the army on July 8, 2016.Following his killing protests erupted across Kashmir leaving over hundred people dead and over a thousand with pellet injuries. His death brought Kashmir to a stand-still for nearly six months, making it longest cycle of protests-curfew-killings.
Later, the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief mentioned him in his speech to UN General Assembly forgetting even the top Hurriyat leaders.