Rich tributes paid to Pulwama, Budgam martyrs


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders have expressed grave concern over the killing of five innocent Kashmiri youth in Pulwama and Budgam districts.

Indian troops martyred four youth during a cordon and search operation in the Naira area of Pulwama district and one youth during an operation in Charar-i-Shariefarea of Budgam, yesterday.

APHC leaders Khadim Hussain and Sibt-e-Shabbir Qummi in a joint statement in Srinagar urged the United Nations to put pressure on India to stop its state terrorism in IIOJK and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute according to its own resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

They said that Modi’s fascist government had intensified its atrocities on innocent Kashmiris and Indian forces were martyring Kashmiri youth in fake encounters on daily basis. He added that a dangerous game was being played by the BJP government against Muslims and other minorities in the occupied territory, which was a major challenge for the international community and international human rights bodies.

The Hurriyat leaders said the subjugated Kashmiris have been fighting against the illegal Indian occupation for the last 74 years and during this time they have sacrificed lakhs of lives but their spirit of freedom is alive and they will one day achieve freedom from Indian domination. Khadim Hussain and Sibt-e-Shabbir Qummi also paid rich tributes to the youth martyred in different districts of the occupied territory by Indian troops during this month and expressed solidarity with their bereaved families.

Meanwhile, APHC leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the month of February is of great importance for the Kashmiris as the government of Pakistan observes February 5 every year as Kashmir Solidarity Day.

He said that on February 9 the Indian government had martyred Kashmiri liberation leaders Muhammad Afzal Guru and on February 11, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. Abdul Samad Inqilabi also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama and Budgam and said that the sacrifices of the martyrs would not be allowed to go to waste.—KMS


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