Srinagar: Paying tributes to Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru, Chairman JKLF (R), Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate on Wednesday called for statewide shutdown on 9 and 11 February.
In a statement issued here, Dar said, “These two martyrs are icons of our freedom movement and we are obliged to follow their mission.”
Expressing anguish over the continuous denial of mortal remains of these leaders, he said, “No law on earth denies the return of mortal remains of prisoners. I appeal the international community and UNO to impress upon Indian authorities to return the mortal remains of these two martyrs.”
Paying tributes, Dar said “the sacrifices rendered by Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru will remain a source of inspiration for all times”.