SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Friday organised a programme at Afzal Guru’s ancestral home in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramaulla district to exhibit solidarity with the family on the anniversary, a party statement said.
DFP in a statement said, “Those who laid down their lives for the sacred cause of freedom are the real national and Milli heroes of Kashmiri people.”
The party delegation which participated in the function at the residence of Afzal Guru despite strict government restrictions was led by Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan and included Peer Anayatullah, Mohammad Amin, Rameez Ahmad, Ashiq Hussain and Ghulam Mohammad Muqdam. The delegation on the occasion paid rich tributes to Guru.
“Shaheed Afzal Guru was hanged secretly only to satisfy the collective conscience of India hence dishonouring the principles of humanity and justice,” the speakers while addressing the function said.
They said that JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah is currently imprisoned in the same infamous Tihar jail for advocating the “just cause of martyrs where Shaheed Afzal Guru and Shaheed Maqbool Bhat were hanged and buried”.
“This has proved beyond doubt that Kashmiri people have not given up their political demand rather it has become more and more vibrant after the sacrifices of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat,” they said.
“India has been killing our freedom loving brethren ever since 1947 but New Delhi crossed all moral limits when it jailed even the remains of Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru in Tihar,” they remarked.
“We stress upon the justice loving people and organisations of the world to help the families of Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to attain the remains of these martyrs. We will never give up our demand of return of mortal remains of our beloved martyrs.”
“Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat laid down their lives for the cause of freedom and they provided us a lesson not to surrender before oppression and suppression. We pledge to take their mission to its logical conclusion,” the DFP delegation said.
“India martyred Shaheed Guru and Shaheed Bhat to crush the freedom aspirations of Kashmiri people but failed because our struggle got momentum by their precious blood. So it is high time for New Delhi to read writing on the wall and understand that Kashmiris are not going to surrender their just political demand.”