Hurriyat (M) calls for shutdown on July 13

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday appealed to the people to observe complete strike on July 13 to commemorate the anniversary of the first martyrs’ of Kashmir struggle , the martyrs’ of July 13, 1931.
In a statement, a Hurriyat spokesman also announced a two-day programme to mark the martyrs’ anniversary. On July 12, a seminar titled ‘13 July 1931—Starting Chapter of Kashmir freedom Struggle’ would be convened at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh.
On July 13, a rally would be taken out from Jamia Masjid Srinagar after ‘zuhr’ prayers which would culminate at the graveyard of July 13, 1931 martyrs’ at Naqashbandh Sahab shrine, the spokesman said.
“Thereafter, collective fateh khwani and a public rally would be convened to pay tributes to the martyrs’ of July 13, 1931 and all martyrs’ of the Kashmir freedom struggle till date. On this day Hurriyat leaders will also assemble at martyrs’ graveyard at Sopore, Handwara and Islamabad (Anantnag) and pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 buried there,” the spokesman added.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat While paying tributes to the martyrs’ of July 13, 1931, reiterated that the amalgam is firm on its principle stand and would continue with its ongoing peaceful struggle on both political and diplomatic fronts.
“July 13, 1931 marks the long yearning of struggle for freedom started by the people of Jammu and Kashmir for which they have offered their lives and property. Such sacrifices are the precious asset of Kashmiris and the struggle for freedom would continue till it reaches its logical conclusion,” the spokesman said.