JKLF calls for shutdown on Feb 11

Announces 10-Day Programme From Feb 2


Srinagar, Jan 28: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has called for complete state-wide shutdown on February 11, and announced 10-day programme from February 2, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt.  
 “February 11 will be observed as Yoom-e-Maqbool and on this day a public rally will be held at 11 a.m. at Trehgam, Kupwara. Besides, special meetings will be held at all the district headquarters in Jammu Kashmir and all the offices in other countries to pay tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today.
 Meanwhile, JKLF, at a meeting held today in memory of Butt at Maqbool Manzil here with its acting chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat in chair, announced its 10-day programme from February 2, 2013, in connection with commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Butt.  “On February 2, Saturday, a candle light march will be held at Madina Chowk Gawkadal after Magrib prayers. On February 4, programs will be held in Pulwama and Shopian. On February 5, programs will be held at Baramullah and Bandipora. On February 6, programs will be held at Islamabad and Kulgam. On February 7, a program will be held at Ganderbal. On February 9, a program will be held at Budgam, and on February 10, Sunday, at Kupwara. On February 11, Monday, a complete shutdown across Jammu Kashmir will be observed and besides this a public rally will be held at Trehgam Kupwara. In connection with Maqbool Day on February 8, Friday, a protest rally will be organized from JKLF headquarters Maqbool Manzil Srinagar after Friday prayers. Same kind of programs will be organized across Azad Kashmir. Programs will also be held at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Aibotabad etc. programs will also be organized in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Brassels, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Holland and other parts of Europe. Kashmiris will pay rich tributes to their hero and father of nation Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt through these programs,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today.
 Speaking at today’s meeting, the Front acting chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat said, “The struggle and sacrifices rendered by our father of nation Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt is our national treasure. No Kashmiri can forget those sacrifices. 11th February reminds us about the sacrifices of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt.”  “For the last 28 years Kashmiris have been demanding the return of the mortal remains of their leader. It is the legal, moral and religious right of martyr to have a proper burial in the grave kept for him in Srinagar. This year also Kashmiris will demand for the return of the mortal remains of their beloved leader and father of nation,” said the spokesman.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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