The All Parties Hurriyat Conference top leadership while paying rich tributes to Burhan Wani, martyrs of 13th July and other martyrs of Kashmir has said that these noble souls who laid down their lives for the sacred cause of freedom are the real heroes of Kashmiri people.
APHC Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and General Secretary Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in their statements in Srinagar thanked people for following the APHC calendar regarding the ongoing Martyrs’ Week.
In a message from Central Jail, Srinagar, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar described Shaheed Burhan Wani as real hero and symbol of resistance. He also hailed the sacrifices of martyrs of 13th July 1931 and said that these supreme sacrifices will never go waste.
Gulzar said that Kashmir freedom struggle, one of the longest struggles of human history, will never die down. He deplored that with the deployment of over one million troops, India has turned Kashmir in to vast prison. The Modi-led fascist regime, he added, is hell bent on turning Jammu and Kashmir in to a graveyard but New Delhi will never succeed in its nefarious designs He saluted the steadfastness of Kashmiri masses and said that despite all odds Kashmir people will continue their resistance through thick and thin.
APHC General Secretary Molvi Bashir Irfani said it was our moral responsibility to protect the sacrifices of Burhan Wani and other martyrs. He maintained that Martyrs’ Week is reminiscent of the highest price being paid for freedom by resilient Kashmiris.
Jammu-based APHC leader Advocate Davinder Singh Behl and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement (DPM) in their statements also paid tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs. Former APHC-AJK Convener, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad while paying glowing tributes to Burhan Muzaffar Wani and other martyrs said they showed a path of glory to millions of Kashmiris who are fighting in odd circumstances India’s military occupation and oppression in length and breadth of Kashmir.
He said every martyr of Kashmir and concept of martyrdom was a great source of strength for the oppressed Kashmiri people and Modi-led Indian government was drowned in frustration and fighting a war of defeat with its modern and sophisticated war machinery. He warned India against her maneuverings to change the demography, culture and nomenclature of the Muslim majority saying that India will not be able to stand before the will of the people whose love for their civilization and independence is unparalleled.
It is worth mentioning here that on the call of APHC, July 8, Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary, will be observed as ‘Resistance Day’ while July 13 as Kashmir Martyrs’ Day in memory of 22 people who fell to the bullets of Maharaja’s troops in Srinagar in 1931.—KMS