Srinagar, July 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931 have reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said that the martyrs of 13th July had risen against the autocratic rule of Maharaja Hari Singh and the same autocratic rule was being witnessed today in terms of open loot of Kashmir’s natural resources.
“We believe martyrs’ mission is yet to accomplish,” he said, adding that his party, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee, believed that in 1947 the seat of autocratic rule was changed from Maharaja to New Delhi.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani said that the mission of 1931 martyrs was to end suppression and oppression in the territory. He said that those martyred had left a mission behind that was sold by Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement said, “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for a mission that sovereignty should vest with people.
But their mission was bartered as today here a person from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra asks Kashmiris to show identity card.” He added, “The autocratic rule against which martyrs of 1931 offered sacrifices continues in Kashmir even today.”
Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah in his statement said that the pro-India leaders had no right to observe July 13 as Martyrs’ Day. “The martyrs set a base for a mission under which no autocratic rule is accepted,” he said.
Another APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan said the mission of the 1931 martyrs is yet to be completed because their great sacrifices ended the autocratic rule of Dogras, but later Indian troops occupied Kashmir and this occupation continued till date. Unless and until the last army man of India leaves Kashmir, the mission of the martyrs will remain unfinished,” he maintained.
The High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory in its statement said that martyrs of 1931 laid their lives for liberation of Kashmir, the fight for which still continued.
The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar said that the martyrs sacrificed their lives for supremacy of Islam and freedom from foreign occupation and the present phase of the movement was only continuation of their mission.
Other Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Firdous Ahmed Shah and Abdul Aziz Dar also paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931.
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