Shutdown in IIOJK on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

APHC condemns killing spree by in IIOJK


Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): Complete shutdown will be observed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, tomorrow, to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day.

The strike is the final programme of the Martyrs’ Week, call for which was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and supported by all pro-freedom organizations to commemorate the martyrdom of 22 Kashmiris who were killed by the forces of Dogra ruler on July 13, 1931. They were buried at Martyrs’ Graveyard, Naqshband Sahib, in Srinagar. The people will assemble at the Martyrs’ Graveyard to offer Fateha for the departed souls.

These 22 martyrs were part of thousands of people who had assembled outside Central Jail, Srinagar, on July 13, 1931 during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked the people to defy the Dogra rule. At the time of Namaz-e-Zuhr, a young man started Azaan and was shot dead by the Dogra soldiers. Another took his place and he too was martyred by the troops. 22 youth lost their lives till the Azaan was completed.

Meanwhile, the APHC leadership in a statement in Srinagar said that the sacred blood of these martyrs ignited the candle of freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. The APHC condemned the fresh killing spree unleashed by the troops in the territory and urged the OIC Secretary General and the UN chief to force India to stop its state terrorism in IIOJK and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.

APHC leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Abdul Ahad Parra, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Abdul Samad Inqilabi and APHC-AJK Convener Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in their statements and messages said that the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir for the freedom would not be allowed to go waste.

Indian troops continued their cordon and search operation on the second consecutive day, today, in Reban area of Shopian district. The occupation authorities suspended mobile internet service in the area.

In India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist took a strong exception to the Hindu puja performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the unveiling of the national emblem. The party said that India by its Constitution is a secular country and it does not allow the State to profess or practice any specific religion.

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