Shutdown in IIOJK on Kashmir martyrs’ day today


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day as last programme of the ongoing Martyrs’ Week.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and supported by all pro-freedom organizations in remembrance of the 1931 martyrs.

A march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar will be held where the martyrs of July 13 are buried.

The APHC in a statement reiterated its appeal for observance of shutdown to commemorate the martyrdom of 22 Kashmiris who were killed within the premises of Central Jail Srinagar by the forces of Dogra ruler on this day in 1931.

Hurriyat leaders and organisations in their separate statements paid glowing tributes to the July 13 and other martyrs.

The All Parties Hurriet Conference paying rich tributes to the martyrs said that the sacred blood of these martyrs ignited the candle of freedom in Jammu and Kashmir against the tyranny and subjugation of the Dogra rulers.

The freedom loving people of Kashmir observe 13th July as the Martyrs Day every year to commemorate all the martyrs of our freedom moment and take pledge to lead their sacred mission to its logical conclusion, the APHC said.

The APHC spokesman reiterated the appeal to the freedom loving people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown on 13th July and conduct march towards Martyrs Graveyard at Naqshband Sahib, Srinagar and offer Fateh for the martyrs.

APHC senior leader and the President of Anjuman Sharie Shian in his statement issued in Srinagar, paying glowing tributes to the July 1931 martyrs, said that the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir for the Kashmir cause would not be allowed go waste and would definitely bring fruit.

He said that cancellation of July 13 official holiday by the authorities is tantamount to insult the martyrs’ sacrifices.

Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) said that the shutdown will make it clear to India and its local stooges that despite oppression, we have not forgotten our martyrs and the purpose of their sacrifices. —KMS

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