Tuesday, February 7

Curbs, sealing of Martyrs’ Graveyard condemned

Srinagar, July 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the imposition of curbs, sealing of Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar to pay tributes to the 1931 martyrs and house detention of Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said deplored that as per schedule, the Mirwaiz had to lead a procession from Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid to the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib to pay glowing tributes to the martyrs but it was foiled through military might.

It was on the 13th of July 1931 when 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.

The statement said that the entire valley had been converted into a military garrison and hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and activists have been languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory. It said that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle for securing their birth right to self-determination till taking it to its logical conclusion.

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