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Birmingham council withdraws permission for controversial Burhan Wani rally

Burhan Wani (R) was killed by Indian forces in July 2016.

By: Sarwar Alam

Birmingham city council today (6) withdrew its permission for a planned rally to mark “Burhan Wani Day” on Saturday (8) after India lodged a protest with the UK government against the “glorification of terrorists”. The rally was being planned by UK-based Kashmiri groups to mark the first death anniversary of the commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit killed in a gun battle with Indian armed forces in the Kashmir Valley on July 8 last year. India on Monday protested to the UK over the planned rally. “We took a booking for a peaceful rally highlighting the human rights abuse…

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