Islamabad: Pakistan has released special ‘commemorative’ postal stamps Thursday honouring slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. Postal stamps depicting Wani as a freedom fighter have been taken out by Pakistan.Also Read - New Covid Variant Threat: Pakistan Bans Travel From THESE 7 Countries. Check Details Here

According to a Times of India report, the Pakistan Post released the postal stamps which had several disturbing images. The stamps called Wani as a victim of atrocities by Indian Army in Kashmir. They also highlighted the plight of people living in Jammu and Kashmir, as considered by them. Reportedly, the stamps were issued from the headquarters in Karachi on July 24. The stamps also carried captions such as ‘Burhan Wani (1994-2016) freedom icon’. Also Read - Delhi CM's Free Pilgrimage Scheme: Kejriwal Govt Includes Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Details Here

If reports are to be believed, the stamps had been issued on July 8, 2016, by the Philately Bureau in Karachi on ‘Kashmir Martyrs Day’. It must also be noted that the stamps were available on online e-commerce site e-bay for Rs 500 but in Pakistan itself, it was being sold at 8 Pakistani Rupees. Also Read - T20 WC 2021 India-Pakistan Match Most Watched in T20I History, ICC Reveal Staggering Numbers

This is not the first time that the slain HM terrorist has been glorified. Last year, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa praised Wani, stating that his death had infused a new spirit in the struggle for freedom in the Kashmir valley.

Wani, a resident of J&K’s Tral, was gunned down on July 8 during a raid of terrorist hideout by Indian security forces in southern Anantnag. The slain terrorist was quite active on social media and was allegedly involved in recruiting young Kashmiris in the name of Jihad.

Wani’s death sparked unrest in the Kashmir Valley and led to the death of nearly 85 people.

Apart from Wani’s stamp, the postal agency has released 19 other stamps including ‘Braid chopper’, ‘Human Shield’, ‘Over 100,000 Kashmiris Martryed’ and so on, under the series ‘Victim of atrocities by Indian troops in Kashmir’.