Prayer meeting held in Muzaffarabad on martyrdom anniversaries of Guru, Butt

Muzaffarabad: A prayer meeting was organized in Muzaffarabad under the auspices of the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

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

Vice Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Mushtaqul Islam addressing the prayer meeting said the sacrifices of Muhammad Afzal Gaur and Muhammad Maqbool Butt will never be forgotten. He said the martyrs of Kashmir have kept the Kashmir freedom movement alive by giving their lives and their mission will be accomplished at all costs.

Other speakers said serious violations of human rights by the Indian government are going on in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and India has practically turned the occupied territory into a prison.

They appealed to the United Nations and other international human rights organizations to take notice of India’s state terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and play their role in stopping Indian brutalities.

A large number of people, including Muhammad Sultan, Muhammad Ahmad Shah, Raja Muhammad Aslam, civil society members and students participated in the prayer meeting.

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