Hundreds of thousands attended his funral in Tral town held a day after his killing. The answer depends on which side of the fence you are and how you look at the entire Kashmir issue.
Wani, a commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces on this day past year. "I tried going to Tral but the Army turned us away", Muneeb-ul-Islam, a photojournalist based in Anantnag district said over phone.
On Saturday India said a soldier who was home on leave and his wife had been killed and several other civilians injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops.
The UJC had announced a protest programme on Monday in connection with what it called the first death anniversary of Wani. Burhan was a native of Tral. Under this rule, people can not assemble at public places in large groups.
Separatist leaders have planned a rally on Saturday (8 July) to remember the militant commander. "Primary concern for security agencies will be to ensure that there is no breach of peace anywhere", he told reporters. Wani, the chief commander of the notorious Hizbul Mujahidden, who was killed a year ago and his death sparked violence in the valley.
Most of the separatist leaders have either been detained or placed under house to prevent them from leading or attending pro-Burhan rallies or protests. The 22-year-old had succeeded in capturing the imagination of the Kashmiris, especially the youth, by his excessive use of social media.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, stating that the sacrifices of Kashmiris including Burhan Wani were a testament of their resolve to fight against Indian atrocities. Out of them, 90 joined militants' ranks. Many in Kashmir literally "worship" Burhan. "We should try and increase friendship between India and Pakistan now and understand the pain of Kashmiris", Soz added. All of them have been confiscated in the past two days. The youngsters in retaliation pelted stones on the cops, triggering the clashes. The most-affected areas of the state are in South Kashmir that has recorded business losses of over Rs 12000 crore.
CRPF Public Relations Officer Rajesh Kumar said, "Security has been beefed up in the region".
Clashes broke out between protesters and government forces in apple town Sopore of North Kashmir's Baramulla district.
The yatra is continuing from Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.
Social media platforms will also be blocked from Thursday night for an indefinite period.