Srinagar: Terming 13 July, 1931 ‘martyrs day’ as a symbol of freedom and bravery, incarnated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said that “today we are remembering them for demonstrating unparalleled courage and refusing to bow before tyranny”.
Malik in a message sent out from custody where he is languishing from 6th July, said that “yet another black chapter of oppression in annals of human history has been written by killing of Trehgam youth in Kupwara Khalid Gaffar”.
According to a statement from the party, Malik is quoted saying, “Our hearts and souls are bleeding and eyes weeping on this continuing oppression, but at the same time we want to tell our oppressor that these killings cannot stop our march to freedom and our struggle will continue till we achieve our desired goal.”
“The present struggle is actually the continuation of the struggle started in 1931. Our young ones are being pushed to the wall and killed with impunity,” Malik said in his message.
“It is ironical that rulers and other pro-India forces shower flowers on the graves of martyrs and try to deceive the people of Kashmir,” he said.
JKLF chairman said that “to sabotage Joint Resistance leadership peaceful program on 13th July, police and forces have already started a reign of “terror and suppression “throughout Kashmir. Leaders have been either arrested or put under house arrest and thousands of people including young boys have been arrested and put behind bars”.
However, the party spokesperson said from the past two days, police have prevented party members, relatives and friends from meeting Malik, who is in Kothi Bagh police station, “which is highly regrettable”.
Meanwhile JKLF vice chairman sheikh Muhammad Afzal and Zahoor Ahmad Butt along with a delegation on Thursday visited Trehgam and participated in the funeral prayers of martyr Kahlid Gaffar.