Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has said that July 13, 1931, was a historic event that can never be erased.
On the anniversary of July 13, 1931, when 22 brave souls protesting against the Dogra tyranny of the autocracy were martyred, was a historic event that shook the foundations of the then oppressive power structure, PAGD said in a statement.
“This unprecedented incident proved to be a milestone in the long road of the people’s struggle for justice. Thus it marked the beginning of the mass awakening in Kashmir. The barbaric killings of protesters shocked and infuriated the people who challenged the autocratic rule,” it said.
The uprising against the tyranny and autocratic ruler laid a strong edifice for unifying the people, rising above narrow considerations that finally culminated in initiating a process of their empowerment, the statement said.