Srinagar: Terming the “struggle and martyrdom” of Mohammad Maqbool Butt as “a glorious chapter of history”, JRL Tuesday said that his “struggle and sacrifices” will always guide us through the tough journey of “freedom struggle”.
“Maqbool Butt strived for freedom of Kashmir and kissed gallows for the sacred cause,” the JRL said in a statement.
While remembering the sacrifice rendered by “son of Kashmir” Muhammad Afzal Guru, JRL said “Afzal kissed gallows and refused to surrender before tyranny”.
Pertinently Bhat was hanged and buried in Tihar jail, Delhi on Feb 11, 1984 while as Guru met the same fate on Feb 9, 2013 in the same jail.
Appealing people of Jammu Kashmir to make JRL protest program successful, JRL leaders comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, said in a joint statement that “Kashmiris will observe complete shutdown on 9th and 11th February 2018. On 9th February, besides complete shutdown, protests will be held at various places demanding the mortal remains of martyrs. On 11th also besides a complete and comprehensive strike, people of Kashmir will march to UN office Sonwar and present a memorandum to UN secretary general and demand the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.”