Strike to be observed in IIOJK on martyrdom anniversaries of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Butt

Srinagar, February 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow (9th February), and Saturday (11th February) to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Afzal Guru, and Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and supported by all other Hurriyat leaders and organizations.

India had sent Muhammad Afzal Guru to the gallows in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 9th February in 2013 and hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in the same jail on 11th February in 1984 for their role in Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar paying rich tributes to Maqbool Muhammad Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru said the martyrdom of the two leaders infused a new spirit in the freedom movement of Kashmir. He said the Kashmiri people will not allow the sacrifices of their martyrs to go waste and will accomplish their mission at all costs.

The spokesman urged the UN to take cognizance of the Indian brutalities on the people of occupied Kashmir and force India to give resolve the Kashmir dispute by giving the Kashmiri their right to self-determination.

The JKLF in a statement also paid homage to Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. It called for the immediate release of the illegally detained party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails of IIOJK and India.

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