Srinagar, January 24, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and Jammu Kashmir and Salvation Movement (JKSM) Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, today, paid glowing tributes to the veteran Jamaat-e-Islami leader and well-known Islamic scholar, Shaheed Abdul Rasheed on his 15th martyrdom anniversary.
Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar recounted the sacrifices rendered by the martyr for the ongoing liberation struggle. He said that Abdul Rasheed was arrested by the forces and martyred in custody. He also paid glowing tributes to his companions including Siddiq Saleh, Umar Fayaz Jan and Irfan Yousuf who laid down their lives for Kashmir freedom.
He said that mission of martyrs will be taken to its logical conclusion and their precious sacrifices will not be allowed to go waste. The JKSM Chairman also paid tributes to those martyred in Handwara and Kupwara on 25th and 26th January in 90s. He demanded a thorough probe into the bloodshed and demanded exemplary punishment for involved persons in the Handwara and Kupwara massacres.
He said that despite the passage of over 25 years families were still waiting for justice. He said that Kashmiris had rendered priceless sacrifices and would not deter from offering more for receiving freedom. Zafar Butt condemned the nocturnal raids, restrictions, frisking of civilians on roads and detention of innocent youth ahead of January 26, Indian Republic Day. He said that dozens of party leaders and activists had been asked to report to different police stations which was sheer frustration of the authorities.
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