Srinagar: Many resistance groups, including Hurriyat Conference factions and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) will lead a pro-freedom rally from the historic Jamia Masjid to the shrine of Naqshband Sahab to commemorate the anniversary of 22 people, who were shot dead by the forces of autocratic Dogra rulers on July 13, 1931,
The parallel Hurriyat factions have also announced that there will no shutdown on July 13. Both the factions have urged people to visit the Jamia Masjid in downtown Nowhatta in large numbers. The amalgams have also called for a march from Jamia Masjid to Martyrs’ Graveyard Naqshband sahib on July 13 to pay “collective tributes to the martyrs of 1931
“After consultations between the resistance groups it was decided that in view of Ramadan, no strike will be observed on July 13. People are requested to make this joint programme successful with their presence,” a spokesman of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat faction said.
Ayaz Akber, the spokesman of Hurriyat (G) said that the pro-freedom leaders have unanimously decided to commemorate the martyrs jointly and to take out a procession from the Grand mosque in Nowhatta.
“Parties like NC and PDP have no right to commemorate the martyrdom of the Kashmiris killed in 1931. These parties have sold the martyrs for the sake of power,” he added.