Srinagar, May 15, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Martyrdom Week will commence from tomorrow to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.
The Martyrdom Week, announced by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, will be featured by different programmes like Quran Khawani, blood bank, seminars and public rallies besides a complete shutdown in the occupied territory on 21st May.
It was on 21st May in 1990, when unidentified gunmen shot at Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq in Srinagar killing him on the spot. On the same day, seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops fired at the funeral procession of the martyred in Hawal area of Srinagar. On the same day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was martyred by unknown attackers, when he was returning after addressing a gathering at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Srinagar.
The APHC Chairman, speaking to media in Srinagar, today, reiterated that the Kashmiris would continue to pursue the martyrs’ mission against all odds. On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley, today, against the illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders, activists and youth in the wake of sham parliamentary elections. Call for the strike was given by the veteran Hurriyet leader.
Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi and Jammu and Kashmir National Front in their statements rejected the statement of Indian Prime Minister’s special envoy S K Lambah on Kashmir. They said that Kashmir was not a border or a land issue between India and Pakistan, but was an internationally-recognized political dispute.
S K Lambah addressing a seminar in Srinagar had ruled out the redrawing of borders between India and Pakistan. He, however, said that a solution would remain elusive if the two countries kept harping on their stated positions.
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