Pro-India parties have no right to pay tributes to July 13 martyrs: Shabir Shah

Terming the July 13, 1931 as the milestone in Kashmir’s freedom struggle, Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday said the pro-India parties have no association with the mission of the martyrs of this day.

Shah said the July 13 martyrs didn’t sacrifice their lives for seeking power but for the honour and dignity of their nation. He appealed to the people to visit the Mazar-e-Shuhada (martyrs’ graveyard) to pay tributes to them.

He said that the political future of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided and “till the time people of the state are not given the right of self-determination, the mission of July 13 martyrs will remain unaccomplished”.

 The DFP chairman said those enjoying power cannot be the heirs of July 13 martyrs as these politicians made a sell-out of the dreams of these martyrs. “Those who have caged us and are killing our people have no right to visit the martyrs’ graveyard and pay floral tributes to them.

He said the mission of July 13 martyrs is yet to be accomplished. These martyrs rose against the Dogra regime and soon after achieving freedom, India occupied the state on 27 October, 1947.”

“The observing of martyrs’ week is aimed at reconfirming our pledge of taking forward the mission of martyrs till it reaches its logical conclusion,” he said.

Shah said Burhan Wani followed the mission of July 13, 1931 martyrs and sacrificed his life. He appealed to the people to visit the Mazar-e-Shuhada (martyrs’ graveyard) to pay tributes to all the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Freedom Party-led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad visited the residence of the uncle of Dukhtaran-e-Millat general secretary Nahida Nasreen and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family.

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