Ashraf Sehrai pays tributes to July 13, 1931 martyrs

General Official News

Srinagar,
July 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the
Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, has
paid tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931. On 13th July in 1931, the troops
of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central
Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had
asked Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule.

He said
that the martyrs had raised voice against a system that sustained itself on
exploitation and denial of political and democratic rights. He said the people
of Kashmir will and always recognize their great sacrifices and pay glorious
tributes to them. He said the martyrs of July 13 sacrificed their precious
lives against the enforced rule on Kashmiris and this process is continuing
till date.

He said
that the sacrifices offered by 13th July martyrs were aimed at fighting
autocracy and inspired people to strive for establishment of a true democratic
set-up in the occupied territory which although, so far, not accomplished but
the people of Kashmir are fully committed and are relentlessly struggling for
such a dream.

He said
that India was using every tactic to suppress the ongoing political movement
but would never succeed in its nefarious designs. He urged the Indian
government to give up its rigid stance and grant the Kashmiris their
inalienable birth right to self-determination.

Meanwhile,
the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying
tributes to the martyrs, said the July agitation of 1931 was the first strong
and collective voice of the Kashmiri people against the century old oppressive
autocratic rule and those killed among the first martyrs of Kashmir.

It said
the forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, will lead a peaceful procession after
Zuhr prayers from Srinagar Jamia Masjid to Martyrs’ Graveyard, Naqshband Sahab
shrine (RA) on Saturday and collective prayers will be offered for the martyrs
at the graveyard.

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