Martyrs’ Day reminder of sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris for right to self-determination: PM Shehbaz Sharif

Islamabad, July 13 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said Kashmir Martyrs’ Day is a reminder of sacrifices which the Kashmiris have rendered for their inalienable and UN-sanctioned right to self-determination.

According to Kashmir Media Service, PM Shehbaz Sharif, in a tweet, further said flame of freedom from the Indian yoke has been kept alive by the generations of the Kashmiris in the face of Indian tyranny and oppression.

It was on July 13, 1931, when hundreds of Kashmiris had gathered outside the premises of Central Jail in Srinagar where one, Abdul Qadeer, was being tried on the charge of sedition, for inciting Kashmiris against the Dogra ruler at a gathering in Khanqah-i-Muallah on June 21, the same year. At the time of midday prayer, one among the crowd stood to make a call to prayer and was shot dead by the police. He was succeeded by another member who met the same fate. In all, 22 men rose to complete the call to prayer and all were shot dead.

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