Srinagar: Mirwaz led Hurriyat on Thursday paid tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, stating that 22 martyrs who fell to the bullets of Dogra forces, setting base for Kashmir’s struggle for freedom.
The party held a meeting here on Thursday to finalize the program framed in connection with July 13, the martyr’s day. The party’s spokesperson said in a statement that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq couldn’t attend the meeting as he continues to remain under house detention.
The spokesperson said that all the participants took a pledge to uphold the supreme sacrifice of martyrs so that Kashmiri’s can become masters of their destiny.
He said that the participants stated that to all those who were martyred in the past one week including minor Andleeb, the pro-freedom leaders and workers are duty bound to honour their sacrifices and help people in achieving their right to self-determination.
The participants said in a meeting that Kashmiri people irrespective of their age or gender have offered priceless sacrifices of life and limb for the just demand and time is not far when the people would see the dawn of freedom.
They unanimously decided that in keeping with the party’s tradition after offering congregational prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a procession from Jamia Masjid to martyrs graveyard Naqshband Sahab shrine (RA) and pay tributes to the 22 martyrs of July 13, 1931.
The participants of the meeting strongly condemned the killing of Khalid Gaffar of Kupwara. They said that laced with the unbridled powers like AFSPA and DAA, forces are committing “the war crimes in Kashmir”.
They said that the “fact remains that GoI have announced an all-out war against the people of Kashmir”.
The participants urged people to follow the Joint Resistance Leadership ((JRL) programme and march towards martyrs graveyard Naqshband sahib (RA) in large numbers to show their love towards the great martyrs who set the foundation for the Kashmir’s freedom struggle.