Muzaffarabad, November 05 (KMS): President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry and Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan have paid glowing tributes to martyrs of Jammu on their 75th martyrdom anniversary.
In separate messages released on the eve of Jammu martyrs’ day, they highlighted the supreme sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people. They added that the day was not far when Kashmiris’ sacrifices would bear fruit and they would be free from the Indian bondage.
The AJK President in his message said that over 70 years had passed since Indian forces invaded Kashmir illegally. The Indian forces, deployed in the length and breadth of Kashmir, have destroyed the peace by wreaking havoc in the territory, he added.
Terming India as an aggressor, the AJK President said despite the passage of seven decades India is not ready to grant Kashmiris their right to self-determination, which it had guaranteed to them under various UN resolutions. He said that November 6 (Martyrs’ Day) was an important milestone in the Kashmiris freedom struggle in which millions of Kashmiris sacrificed their lives for the love of Pakistan and freedom of the homeland from India.
In a separate message, the AJK Prime Minister said the Indian troops were suppressing the voices of those who raise the slogan of freedom. He said that India could not dampen the spirit of freedom of Kashmiris by unleashing reign of terror in the territory.
Lauding the Kashmiris’ sacrifices, he further said, “The people of Kashmir are continuously making sacrifices to achieve their goal of freedom from India’s illegal occupation.”
Paying rich tributes to the Jammu martyrs, Tanveer Ilyas said, “We pay our respects to the martyrs of the freedom movement and pledge to keep burning the torch that these martyrs lit with their blood.”
Referring to horrendous incidents of bloodshed and violence perpetuated by Hindu extremists in connivance with Dogra forces, they said, “During the first week of November 1947, the Dogra ruler unleashed havoc in the Jammu region by killing hundreds and thousands of innocents Muslims including men, women and children.”
Referring to the ongoing human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, they said the blood of Kashmiri Muslims was being spilt on the streets in Kashmir every day. “The hands of the Indian forces are stained with the blood of innocent Muslims,” they added.
Reiterating the government’s all out support to Kashmir cause, they said, “Strengthening Kashmir cause and the Freedom Movement in Kashmir is the first priority of the present government.”
They also urged the international community to help stop the atrocities on Kashmiris and force India to implement the UN resolutions to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute.