In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has remembered senior Hurriyet leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, on eve of his 13th martyrdom anniversary and paid tribute to his services towards the freedom movement.
It was on August 11, 2008 when Indian army personnel shot dead senior APHC leader, while he was leading a mammoth march towards the Line of Control in the aftermath of the economic blockade against the Kashmir Valley by the Hindu fanatic groups of Jammu.
The DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Sheikh Abdul Aziz was a close associate of illegally detained party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and the two had spent a long time together on the path of resistance.
Shabbir Shah was deeply saddened and shocked by the martyrdom of his long time comrade and he had secretly reached Pampore, the residence of Sheikh Abdul Aziz from Uri despite large deploy-ment of the Indian troops.
It was the result of the sacrifices of Sheikh Ab-dul Aziz and dozens of other martyrs that New Delhi and its local collaborators withdrew the con-troversial land transfer order, the statement added.
The DFP termed the sacrifices of all the martyrs and their heroic deeds as unforgettable and reiter-ated its commitment to take the mission of all the martyrs of Kashmir to its logical conclusion.
It expressed concern over the fact that New Delhi is now enacting legislation under which mil-lions of kanals of land in IIOJK has already been transferred to various occupational institutions. —KMS