APHC-AJK organises rally in Muzaffarabad to pay tribute to Sheikh Aziz

Muzaffarabad, August 11 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a rally in Muzaffarabad, today, to pay tribute to prominent Kashmiri leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 14th martyrdom anniversary.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz was shot dead by Indian troops on this day in 2008 when he was leading a procession from Srinagar to the Line of Control (LoC) against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by Hindu extremists of Jammu.

A large number of people gathered at Burhan Wani Shaheed Chowk in Muzaffarabad and paid homage to the great martyr.

The participants of the rally raised high-pitched slogans in favor of martyr Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other martyrs of Kashmir. The participants were holding banners with slogan paying tributes to Sheikh Abdul Aziz. They also shouted slogans against Indian military occupation and Narendra Modi.

The APHC-AJK chapter leaders Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Sheikh Muhammad Yaqub, Zahid Safi, Imtiaz Wani, Mushtaq Ahmad Butt, Syed Ejaz Rahmani, Gulshan Ahmed, Zahid Ashraf, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, International Forum for Justice Vice Chairman Mushtaq-ul-Islam, renowned scholar Abdul Aziz Alvi, leader of PPP Shaukat Javed Mir, President of Refugees Action Committee Gohar Kashmiri, Muzamil Aslam, Muhammad Younis Mir, Qari Maqbool Rehman and others addressing the rally said today is the fourteenth martyrdom anniversary of Sheikh Aziz which is being observed as a commitment and pledge that the struggle for freedom will continue till complete success.

The speakers paid homage to Shaheed-e-Azeemat for his tireless and unparalleled struggle for freedom, self-determination and the rights of the Kashmiri people. They said when the Hindu rioters of Jammu tried to boycott the valley by blocking the way of Kashmiri traders in 2008, Sheikh Abdul Aziz led the Muzaffarabad chalo caravan of thousands of people.

The speakers said the Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom from the cruel and brutal Indian military occupation will continue. The participants of the rally marched from Burhan Wani Shaheed Chowk to Gharipan Chowk and prayed for the elevation of the ranks of Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other martyrs of Kashmir.

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