Illegally detained All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, has demanded an impartial probe into all massacres perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle.
The APHC Chairman made this demand in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail on the eve of Bijbehara massacre. Over 50 innocent Kashmiris were martyred in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district on October 22, 1993, when the personnel of Indian Border Security Force opened fire on peaceful demonstrators, who were protesting against the Indian military siege of Srinagar’s Hazratbal shrine.
The APHC Chairman paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Bijbehara carnage. He said that the Indian troops, enjoying unbridled powers under draconian laws, had martyred thousands of innocent Kashmiri people for opposing India’s illegal occupation of their homeland. Masarrat Aalam Butt maintained that loss of innocent human lives in IIOJK would continue until the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions. He reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle till realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, the APHC in a statement in Srinagar said the Kashmiris on both sides of Line of Control and the world over will observe the October 27 as Black Day to give a clear message to the international community that they reject India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. It was on October 27 in 1947 when India landed its troops in Srinagar and illegally occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir against the will of the Kashmiri people. The APHC Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, in a special message from Central Jail, Srinagar, appealed to the people of IIOJK to observe complete shutdown and civil curfew on that day. Posters appearing in different areas of the Kashmir Valley have also appealed to the people of the occupied territory to observe October 27 as Black Day and mark it with complete shutdown.—KMS