Geelani, Malik pay tribute

Mirwaiz Slams Govt For Imposing Restrictions


Srinagar, July 13: The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has expressed satisfaction over complete shutdown observed by the people of Kashmir today, saying that it proved that they have not forgotten the sacrifices of the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
“The mission of martyrs is still unfinished as the people of Kashmir have not yet achieved the goal for which they (martyrs) had offered the supreme sacrifices of their lives.  People would continue their fight against the sellout made by regional mainstream politicians with the blood of martyrs,” said Geelani in a statement today, paying rich tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs and reiterating the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.
Commenting on the tributes paid by the mainstream politicians to the July 13, 1931 martyrs, Geelani said, “It is their hypocrisy. If at all their conscience is alive, they should feel ashamed to visit graveyard of martyrs because the atrocities perpetrated by them are much more than those committed by Dogra regime in 1931. These stooges are aiding and supporting New Delhi in strengthening its control on Kashmir. Nothing has changed in state. The parents continue to carry the coffins of their children and Markandal-like incidents are being repeated every now and then.”
“It was only a Hari Singh of Dogra dynasty but now every regional mainstream politician proves to be the same Hari Singh. These politicians extend their helping hand to New Delhi in perpetrating atrocities on people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Geelani alleged.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference is organizing a seminar on July 15, at Hyderpora from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in memory of the martyrs of July 13, 1931.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday said the martyrdom of these courageous Kashmiris is a milestone in the history of Kashmir.
“These martyrs endured the bullets of tyrants and occupants on their chests and started the journey of freedom of Jammu Kashmir. The history of Jammu Kashmir will always remember these martyrs in high words and no Kashmiri can ever forget their sacrifices.”
Malik paid glowing tributes to the memory of Shaheed Ashfaq Majeed on his martyrdom anniversary observed today, describing him as the real heir of the martyrs of July 13, 1931. “Today is the martyrdom day of Shaheed- I-Kashmir Ashfaq Majeed Wani. It was on the third day of holy Ramadhan in 1990 when the pioneer of people’s revolution Ashfaq Majeed embraced martyrdom,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today.
“Shaheed Ashfaq was the real heir of the martyrs of 13th  July 1931. It was this young man who pioneered a historic revolution in 1990 which turned to be one of the biggest people’s revolutions in Kashmir’s 5000 year old history and thus marked the continuation of struggle started by the martyrs in 1931,” the spokesman quoted Yasin Malik as having said.

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq slammed the authorities for foiling the conglomerate’s programme of observing July 13.
“It  was a blunder that the genuine Kashmiri leadership which is promoting the ideals and taking the mission of the July 13, 1931 martyrs forward was prevented by the police and armed forces from offering tributes by confining them to their houses or in jails,” Mirwaiz, who currently under house arrest, said in a statement today, adding that “it was highly regretful and condemnable that the leadership who is the real custodian of the political and religious mission of the July 13 martyrs was prevented from even offering special prayers for them.”
Mirwaiz said “those people who have compromised with the blood of July 13 martyrs were allowed to go to martyrs graveyard with security.”
He said Kashmiris were caged by the authorities by imposing restrictions and hurdles so that they cannot reach the martyrs graveyard.
“These dictatorial tactics are not going to work. Kashmiris would steadfastly pursue the mission for freedom of Jammu and Kashmir whose foundation was laid by the martyrs in July 13, 1931”, he said, adding that “despite oppression unleashed by the state authorities in this holy month of Ramadan, the conglomerate would continue to pursue the mission of the July 13 martyrs till it reaches its logical conclusion.”
Mirwaiz said restrictions, house detention, curfew and other hurdles would not deter APHC from pursuing the cause.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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