Brussels, February 11 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) has paid rich tribute to prominent Kashmiri martyrs Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru for their unmatchable struggle for freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation.
The KCEU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, addressing a function arranged by the Council in Brussels in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of the two prominent Kashmiri freedom figures, said, “We cannot forget our martyrs.”
He said by killing people and committing crimes against humanity in the occupied Kashmir and constant military restrictions in the Kashmir valley, India cannot stop the peaceful movement of the Kashmiris. The people of Kashmir are struggling for the rights of self-determination accepted under UN Security Council’s resolutions and as per a promise made by the Indian authorities, he added.
Ali Raza Syed also denounced Indian atrocities against the people of Kashmir including extrajudicial killings and detention of a number of leaders and persistent blockade in the held valley. He demanded of the world community to make necessary steps in order to stop atrocities against the innocent and peaceful people of Kashmir and play a role for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
He asked the Indian government to hand over the mortal remains of Maqbool But an Afzal Guru to their families in Kashmir for a proper funeral and decent burial in Kashmir. Paying homage to Butt and Guru, he said, the two great martyrs are lights for the struggle of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination.