A condolence reference was organized in Rawalpindi, today, to pay tributes to prominent Kashmiri martyred leaders Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. India had sent Muhammad Maqbool Butt to the gallows in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11 in 1984 and hanged Muhammad Afzal Guru in the same jail on February 09 in 2013 for their role in Kashmir freedom movement.
Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail. The reference, organized by “Occupied Kashmir Journalists Association” (OKJA), was held at the office of “Mahnama Kashmirulyom” in Rawalpindi and journalists from the occupied territory paid glowing tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru and reiterated the pledge to continue the freedom movement till taking it to its logical conclusion.
They said the people of Kashmiri are continuing their indigenous struggle despite India’s oppressions and their sacrifices would not go waste but would definitely bring fruit. The participants of the condolence reference said Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru are the shining stars of the Kashmir freedom movement and the people of Kashmir are indebted to them for their sacrifices. They said Modi and his followers are so scared of the struggle of the Kashmir people that on August 5, 2019, they abolished the special status of occupied Kashmir and imposed military siege. They deplored and lakhs of non-Kashmiris were provided domicile of IIOJK and now the houses and other properties of the Kashmiri people are being bulldozed.
The aim of all these cruel and oppressive tactics, they said, is to force the Kashmiri people to withdraw from the freedom movement but India would never succeed in its nefarious designs and the people of Kashmir would take the ongoing liberation movement to its logical end at all costs.
At the end of the condolence reference, prayers were offered for all martyrs of Kashmir, including Maqbool Butt and Afzal Gaur, and for the success of the freedom movement. Sheikh Muhammad Amin, Muhyiddin Dar, Iqbal Baloch, Arshad Hussain, Abdul Aziz Digoo, Lateef Dar, Naeem-ul-Asad, Zahoor Ahmed, Maqsood Sufi, Chaudhry Rafiq, Chaudhry Asif, Bilal Ahmed, Javed Ahmed, Khalid Qureshi, Farooq Qaiser, Haider Ali and Shahbaz Lone participated in the reference.