Kashmiris to observe Martyrs’ Day tomorrow

Srinagar, July 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Martyrs’ Day, tomorrow, to reaffirm the pledge that the people of Kashmir will continue their struggle until they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. The day will be marked by complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir and a march towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried.

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.

The JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a mammoth gathering at Shopian Chowk reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ pledge to continue the July 1931 martyrs’ mission till its logical conclusion despite all odds. He warned the international community that continued ignorance towards the resolution of the Kashmir dispute would undermine the peace in the region.

Hurriyet leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Javed Ahmad Mir and Democratic Freedom Party Jammu President Narinder Singh Khalsa addressing another public gathering at Seer Hamdan Chowk in Islamabad said that elections were not solution to the Kashmir dispute. Instead, they were held to mislead the world.

Other leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Musaddiq Aadil and Hakeem Abdur Rasheed speaking at different public meetings said that they were custodian of the sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people for freedom since 13th July, 1931. They reiterated to continue the martyrs’ mission till its logical conclusion.

The authorities placed APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani under house and did not allow them offer Juma prayers.

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