In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to pay rich tributes to prominent Kashmiri martyred leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 13th martyrdom anniver-sary falling on August 11.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Shaikh Aziz was martyred by Indian troops on 11th of August in 2008 while he was leading a mammoth march to Azad Kashmir against the economic blockade of the Kashmir valley by Hindu extremists of Jammu.
Senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, in his statement said Sheikh Abdul Aziz was a sincere Hurriyat leader and it is the re-sponsibility of the Kashmiris to safeguard the sacri-fices of their martyrs.
He reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the ongoing freedom struggle till it reached its logical conclusion.
Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement Chair-man, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that martyred Shaikh Aziz devoted his whole life for the freedom of Kashmir.
He said that the best way to pay tributes to the Sha-heed is to continue his mission till the dawn of free-dom.
Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Bilal Ah-med Sidiqui said martyrs are our pride and inspira-tion and nation held all martyrs in high esteem and reverence and value their huge and sacred sacrifices above all other things.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, paid homage to Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other martyrs of 2008 on their martyrdom anniversary being observed on August 11.
He described Sheikh Aziz as bold, brave and sincere pro-freedom leader and said that he (Sheikh Aziz) preferred martyrdom but never bowed before oppressor.
The Chairman of Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement said Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz was a true solider of the Kashmir freedom struggle and with his martyr-dom he infused a new life into the movement.
He said the Kashmiris will not rest till the accomplish-ment of the mission of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other martyrs.
He said India’s oppressive policies in IIOJK will neither dilute the international legiti-macy of the Kashmir cause nor will succeed in sup-pressing the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for secur-ing their inalienable right to self-determination.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League Act-ing Chairman, Abdul Ahad Parra reiterated that by paying tributes to the martyrs the Kashmiris would renew their pledge that the mission, they laid down their lives for, will live on and, come what may, shall take their struggle to its logical conclusion.
Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, addressing condolences meeting in Srinagar said Sheikh Aziz and all other Kashmiri martyrs had laid down their hot blood just for the Kashmiris’ freedom from Indian yoke.
He expressed concern over the plight of the illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails of IIOJK and India.
He also con-demned the raids by India’s NIA, police and para-military personnel on the residences of Jammat-e-Islami leaders and activities in across IIOJK and harassment of their family members.—KMS