Complete shutdown on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

Srinagar, July 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown, processions and demonstrations will mark the Kashmir Martyrs Day on Saturday to reaffirm the people’s resolve to continue the mission of liberation martyrs, despite all odds.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and other liberation organisations and leaders. It was on July 13 in 1931 when the Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar.

People on the day will converge outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar to proceed towards the Naqashband Sahib where the martyrs of 1931 are buried.

The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Hurriyet leader, Dr Mohammad Qasim Fakhtoo and demanded his immediate release.

On the other hand, the human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has called for an end to the practice of keeping the Kashmiris particularly the youth in unlawful detentions by the police in defiance of judicial orders for their release. An Amnesty spokesman in a statement in Srinagar demanded repeal of draconian Public Safety Act from the territory.

At least a dozen civilians were injured when Indian troops mercilessly beat them up at Akoora in Mattan area of Islamabad. The victims complained that the troops robbed them of money.

APHC leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza during his visit to the victims and their families in the area said that New Delhi had unleashed a reign of terror in occupied Kashmir.

The Chairman of International Council for Human Rights, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and JKLF-R leader Farooq Ahmad Dar in their statements said that India had transformed Kashmir into a huge prison depriving the people of their fundamental rights.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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