Kashmiris to observe Martyrs' Day on Friday
10 July, 2012
SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Kashmir Martyrs Day on Friday to reaffirm their commitment to continue the martyrs' mission till it reaches its logical conclusion.
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 were demanding the end of the despotic rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
The day will be marked by a complete shutdown in the occupied territory, call for which has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
Rallies will be taken out in Srinagar, Muzaffarabad and world capitals to highlight the Kashmir dispute.
The APHC in a statement after a meeting of its Executive Council, in Srinagar, today, said that on 13th July, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would lead a big procession from Jamia Masjid Srinagar, while other Hurriyet leaders from different areas of Srinagar and reach at the Naqashband Sahab to offer fateha for the Kashmiri martyrs.
The meeting was chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Bilal Ghani Lone, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Masroor Abbas Ansari and Misadiq Aadil.
Syed Ali Gilani, chairing a meeting of his forum in Srinagar, today, appealed to the international community to help the Kashmiris in achieving their right to self-determination.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar said that the 13th July is an important day in the history of Kashmiri people.
Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javed Ahmed Mir, talking to Amarnath pilgrims in Pahalgam said that India was victimising the Kashmiris for demanding their inalienable right promised to them by the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
On the other hand, a civilian was martyred while a woman was injured when an artillery shell exploded at Tosa Maidan in Budgam district.
A constable of Indian police committed suicide by consuming some poisonous stuff at district police lines, Rajouri. This raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian police personnel and troops to 247 since January 2007 in the occupied territory.