SRINAGAR: The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has paid rich tributes to the “great sacrifice of Shaheed Ghulam Muhammad Bulla, who was tortured to death in the Central Jail Srinagar on 15 February 1975 for braving the Indira-Abdullah Accord and to uphold the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people”.
Party in a statement said, “On 11 February 1975, Bulla registered strong protest against the infamous Indira-Abdullah accord, in Sopore Chowk. On the same day, he was arrested and severely tortured and was immediately shifted to Srinagar Central jail.”
“Bulla’s woes did not end in the jail as well. The torture continued and Bulla fell seriously ill. Instead of providing medicare to him, the jail authorities perpetually tortured him. Finally, the incessant torture proved fatal and Bulla succumbed on February 15.”
DFP said Bulla was a brave young Kashmiri and remained committed to the cause of Kashmir’s freedom till the end of his short life.
“It was after his martyrdom that the youths of Kashmir ventured their indigenous enduring, which bore fruits in the next two decades. His day of martyrdom is remembered every year and people pay tribute to the martyr of freedom proving that people of Kashmir have not given up their demand for political rights.”
A native of north Kashmir’s Sopore, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla has a credit to resent what he called the “occupation of Kashmir by Indian troops soon after 1947”.