Srinagar: While paying tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani who was killed in a gunfight with the Indian Armed Forces, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi have called for a complete state wide shutdown on Saturday and appealed to the people to participate in his funeral prayers in large numbers.
Geelani also appealed to the people to hold funeral prayers in-absentia for Wani at their respective places who could not reach Tral.
In a joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and 19 RR, Wani, Sartaj Ahmed and one other were killed in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.
Wani featured in videos circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp aimed at recruiting young Kashmiri men for terror.
Last month, Wani released a video warning of attacks on separate colonies for Sainiks and Kashmiri Pandits if they are set up in the Valley.
The major part of the video message, however, was directed at the Jammu and Kashmir Police warning them of more attacks.
Reportedly, there was a Rs. 10 lakh reward for information leading to his arrest.