Glowing tributes paid to martyrs of Bijbehara
22 October, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Bijbehara on the eve of their 19th martyrdom anniversary.
The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the Kashmiris had been rendering unparalleled sacrifices for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. He said that the mission of Kashmiri martyrs would be accomplished at all costs.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, addressing a meeting of his party activists in Srinagar said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level. He maintained that permanent peace in South Asia was not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.
Another senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in his statement said that the people of Kashmir were determined to take the ongoing liberation movement to its logical end.
Over 40 innocent Kashmiris were killed in Bijbehara on October 22, 1993, when the personnel of Indian Border Security Force opened fire on the demonstrators who were protesting against the military siege of Srinagar's Hazratbal Shrine.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a meeting presided over by advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt in Islamabad town also paid homage to the martyrs of Bijbehara.
On the other hand, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth, today, during a siege and search operation in Sopore town. The troops also destroyed a house. Earlier, two Indian policemen were injured in an attack in the same area. Senior police officials claimed that the killed youth were mujahideen and were killed in an encounter.