Srinagar, January 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyet leaders have paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Gaw Kadal. More than 50 persons were martyred and 250 others injured in the indiscriminate firing of Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on January 21, 1990.Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a meeting of his party, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee, in Srinagar, today, said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs had highlighted the Kashmir dispute at the international level and their blood would not be allowed to go waste.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar, while paying homage to the martyrs of January 21, 1990, Gaw Kadal massacre, January 25, 1990, Handwara massacre and January 27, 1994, Kupwara massacre, called for a complete strike at these places on the anniversaries of the massacres. He appealed to the world organisations to probe the continued massive human rights violations by Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory and bring the men in uniform involved in the war crimes to justice.
Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in his statement said that the people of Kashmir could not forget their sacrifices. He said that every nook and corner of the occupied territory was soaked with the blood of martyrs and the massacres in Jammu, Handwara, Kupwara, Bijbehara and Sopore as well as the rape incidents of Kunan Poshpora and Shopian were witness to the fact that Indian forces were doing all this only to suppress the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
APHC leader, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, in his statement in Srinagar, said that the sacrifices of martyrs would definitely bring positive results. He said that the mission of martyrs would be accomplished at all costs.
Another APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in his statement in Srinagar said that the Indian troops martyred over 50 innocent Kashmiris at Gaw Kadal only because they were demanding their right to self-determination and were peacefully protesting against the Indian state terrorism in the territory.
Paying rich tributes to the January martyrs, liberation leader, Javed Ahmad Mir, in a statement in Srinagar said, “We have not forgotten their sacrifices and their peaceful struggle.” He said that the Kashmiris were determined to continue the martyrs’ mission till it reached its logical conclusion.
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