Shutdown to be observed in IOK on July 13

Srinagar, July 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed on Martyrs’ Day on July 13 to reaffirm the Kashmiris’ resolve that they will continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani.

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. They had gathered in the jail premises to attend the court proceedings against one, Abdul Qadeer, who had asked the Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, said that the Kashmiri people would never forget the sacrifices of their martyrs and would accomplish their mission at all costs.

On the other hand, the occupation authorities placed senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, under house arrest to prevent him from visiting Tral and expressing solidarity with the families of three youth, who were recently martyred by Indian troops.

Talking to KMS over phone, Shabbir Shah deplored that on one hand, India claimed to be the largest democracy of the world while on the other, it had usurped all democratic rights of the Kashmiri people.

An APHC delegation led by Zafar Akbar Butt visited Tral and expressed solidarity with the family members of the martyred youth.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, addressing a party meeting, at Thanamandi in Rajouri appealed to the United Nations,

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Amnesty International and other human rights organisations to impress upon India to stop human rights violations in the territory.

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