Why Kashmiri youth supported militant Burhan Wani
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Why Kashmiri youth supported militant Burhan Wani

The killing of a militant leader in Indian-administered Kashmir led to sudden and violent protests across the region that lasted for days.

More than 40 people have died and another 1,800 were injured amid a crackdown on the protests.

Burhan Wani, described by India as a violent insurgent, won the support of many young Kashmiris unhappy with Indian rule.

BBC Hindi's Zubair Ahmed asked young Kashmiris why they supported him.

Kashmir, claimed in its entirety by both India and Pakistan, has sparked wars and seen an insurgency against Indian rule.

The dispute goes back to India's partition and the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

Correction 28 July 2016: This story has been amended to reflect the Indian government's view of Burhan Wani and to provide additional context on the Kashmir dispute and the impact of recent protests in Indian-administered Kashmir.

  • 22 Jul 2016