Srinagar, January 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have continued to pay tributes to the victims of Sopore massacre, which was carried out by the Indian Border Security Force personnel on January 6, 1993. The BSF personnel had gone on a killing rampage after an unknown person allegedly snatched a riffle from a soldier. Besides killing over 60 Kashmiris, more than 400 structures including residential houses and shops were also gutted after the Indian soldiers set the town ablaze.
A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League led by its acting Chairman Abdul Ahad Parra and comprising Molvi Rafique and other party activists visited the martyrs’ graveyard and offered Fateha for the martyrs.
Remembering the ill-fated day of January 6, 1993, Abdul Ahad Parra said that no investigation had been done so far despite the passage of 26 years. He appealed to the United Nations, Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other human rights organizations to come forward for the innocents killed in the Sopore massacre and play their role so that justice could be done.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, while paying tributes to the January 1993 Sopore martyrs, said the mass murder was planned to force the freedom-loving people of Kashmir into submission. However, India failed to break the resolve of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination, he added.
Hurriyat leaders Yasmeen Raja, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Mir Shahid Saleem in their statements, paying glowing tributes to the victims of Sopore massacre, said that the unprecedented sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs would not go waste and the ongoing liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.
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