Srinagar, July 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of activists and workers of Awami Action Committee (AAC) was held in Srinagar in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of the martyrs of July 13, 1931 massacre.
While paying tributes to the martyrs of 1931 the participants reiterated their pledge to continued the mission of Kashmiri martyrs and condemned the continued house detention of the Hurriyet forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since Jumatul-Wida (Last Friday of Ramadan).
Addressing the meeting over phone, the Mirwaiz paid homage to the martyrs of July 13 and said the day is a significant milestone in the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination.
Paying tributes to the three youth Auqib Gul, Tafazul Islam and Sajad Ahmed Gilkar who were martyred by Indian troops at Radbugh in Budgam, the Mirwaiz said that the blood of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. Referring to the restrictions imposed in Srinagar where the funeral prayers of Sajad Ahmed Gilkar of Nowhatta were not allowed at Jamia Masjid, he strongly condemned the indiscriminate firing of pellets and heavy teargas shelling which resulted in the injuring of many mourners and mediamen covering the incident.
The Mirwaiz expressed condolence with the families of Amarnath pilgrims, who got killed in an attack at Botengoo in Islamabad and said that such acts were highly condemnable.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Chairman, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj, in a statement issued in Jammu condemned the attack on Hindu yatris. He called for an investigation of the incident by an international probe body.
On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement demanded release of illegally detained party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, and other party leaders including Muhammad Rafique Ganai and Abdul Ahad Parra.
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