Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has reiterated its appeal to the Kashmiri people to organise special prayer meetings at district, tehsil and block levels to pay rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Azeemat, Sheikh Abdul Abdul Aziz on his martyrdom anniversary on Wednesday.
Sheikh Aziz was martyred by Indian troops while leading a mammoth public march towards Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by the Jammu based Hindu extremists on August 11, 2008.
Paying rich tributes to the great son of the soil along with his associates, the APHC spokesman termed Sheikh Abdul Aziz as an icon of the freedom movement who laid down his life for his sacred mission of the Kashmir’s freedom. He said, it was a critical juncture of “our resistance movement when the Indian occupation regime deliberately inflicted economic blockade on the people of Kashmir to face death and destruction out of extreme hunger and scarcity of all essentials of life and medicines.”
The spokesman expressed deep concern over the deteriorating political and human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupation forces and urged the United Nations Human Rights Council for Human Rights to prevail upon India to stop genocide, custodial killings, arbitrary detentions and widespread destruction of residential houses and help resolve Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.