Kashmir pays tributes to 1931 martyrs
‘THEY LAID FOUNDATION OF FREEDOM STRUGGLE’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 13: Cutting across political ideologies, various organizations have paid tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, on their martyrdom anniversary, reiterating the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.
Paying tributes, the Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi said these martyrs laid foundation of freedom struggle in Jammu Kashmir. She reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.
Reminding PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti last year’s incident when she had to flee from the Naqashband Sahab on July 13, Aasiya asked her to desist from playing ‘dirty’ politics on, what she said, “anti-India resistance movement.”
Aasiya, according to DM statement, said, “NC and other pro-India parties are the chips of same block. However, the ruling and the opposition parties always speak in different voice.” She flayed Mehbooba for saying that Dr Manmohan Singh had good credibility in Jammu Kashmir. “Does Mufti not know that the Kashmir issue is the creation of Indian rulers?,” she said.
Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir, while remembering the martyrs, said the best tribute to them was to continue the struggle and take their mission to its logical end.
Paying tributes, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front said these martyrs had added a golden chapter to the history of Kashmir with their blood.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R), while paying tributes to the martyrs, reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.
Paying salute to the sacrifices of martyrs, the Democratic Freedom Party reiterated that no one would be allowed to do treason with their blood.
The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, while paying rich tributes, vowed to continue political struggle for the right to self determination.
Addressing a seminar organized by the JKPM at Jammu to remember the martyrs, its chairman, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, said the flame of independence struggle ignited by these martyrs would continue to burn until Kashmiris were given their birth right to self determination. He said during the last 80 years Kashmiris had been nurturing freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir with their blood. He said India had always been committing oppression on Kashmiris to crush their freedom struggle, but Kashmiris had been offering sacrifices to achieve freedom. He called upon the world community to play its role in Kashmir instead of being silent spectators as Kashmiris were being pushed to the wall.
The general secretary JKPM, Zaffar Khurshid Mirza, said, “The freedom movement of Kashmir is spread over more than a hundred years and July 13, 1931, was an important milestone of the freedom struggle.” He said after getting freedom from the autocratic Dogra oppression the Kashmir was ‘forcibly’ taken by India in 1947. "Ever since Kashmiris have been fighting Indian rule to achieve freedom," he added.
Paying tributes to martyrs, the executive director, Kashmiri American Council and Kashmir Center, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, appealed to the world powers to recognize the long-standing wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiris.
“Kashmiris, throughout the world, observe the Martyrs Day on July 13, to reaffirm their resolve to continue their struggle for self-determination and pay homage to the 100,000 innocent men, women and children killed brutally in the past 20 years,” said Dr Fai, according to KAC statement.
The Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement has described the martyrs, as the founders of ongoing freedom struggle.
Paying rich tributes, the Democratic Political Movement said the supreme sacrifices offered by the July 13, 1931, martyrs could never be forgotten by Kashmiris.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, while paying rich tributes to the July 13, martyrs, described them as the founders of ongoing freedom struggle.
“The martyrs were unarmed and targeted by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh. The history is repeating today as the followers of 13th July martyrs are being killed for their political beliefs and love for freedom,” said a spokesman of the Bar in a statement.
Peoples’ Liberation League, Peoples’ Freedom League, Tehreek-e-Wahadat-e-Islami and Muslim Khawateen Markaz have also paid tributes to martyrs and reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.
The Peoples’ Democratic Front, at a meeting with its president in chair, paid tributes to the martyrs and offered special prayers.
Hakim Yaseen said it was unfortunate that due to the continued and repeated errors of political leaders, the Kashmiris failed to achieve the objective for which they had offered supreme sacrifices of their lives on July 13, 1931. “No doubt, we have shown a marked progress in economic, educational, technical and other fields, but we have miserably failed to achieve the desired political objectives as a result of which martyrdoms still continue unabatedly,” he said, appealing to all political leaders to adopt a joint stand and strategy and exert pressure on India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir without delay.
Paying rich tributes to the martyrs, the State Secretary CPI (M), Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, said, “The day has to be commemorated as the struggle of the people of the state for upholding the values of democracy, social justice and brotherhood which ultimately fructified and helped the suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir to live with dignity, self respect and honour.
The sacrifices paved a way for an organized political movement that inspired the people of the state to be masters of their affairs and make decisions for their welfare. This historical and remarkable incident assumes great significance and would be a source of inspiration for future generations to safeguard the democratic, secular and diverse character of the state.”
Expressing anguish and deep sorrow over the sufferings of the people of the state, Tarigami appealed the political leadership and civil society irrespective of ideologies to come forward and identify common ground for the well being of people.
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