A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP
A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP

In death, a Kashmir rebel becomes what India had long feared: a hero

Since Burhan Wani was killed on July 8, the stories about him have grown into mythology – the polite teenager who left home to become a Himalayan Robin Hood, the powerful insurgent commander who remained a man of peace – that it’s no longer clear how many are true

A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP
A Kashmiri wears a mask that reads "God is greater" during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP
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