Hurriyat (M) calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11 to pay homage to Maqbool Bhat, Guru

Hurriyat (M) Tuesday appealed people to observe a complete shutdown on February 9 on the anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.
Hurriyat (M) calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11 to pay homage to Maqbool Bhat, Guru
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Hurriyat (M) Tuesday appealed people to observe a complete shutdown on February 9 on the anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.

In a statement issued here, the amalgam's spokesperson said both the people of Kashmir and its leadership had scarified their lives and property for the greater cause of Kashmir, which had attracted international attention to the issue and generated an opinion that the resolution of Kashmir was essential for the lasting peace in South Asia.

Paying glowing tributes to Bhat hat and Guru, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Tuesday said people needed to safeguard their sacrifices and those of thousands of other martyrs by remaining steadfast to the movement and by pursuing the mission of the martyrs.

The conglomerate said it was due to these sacrifices that now international community was using its influence to persuade India and Pakistan leadership to resolve this issue as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

Stressing that the changing political situation in Indo-Pak subcontinent and the entire South Asia requires finding a lasting solution to Kashmir issue. India and Pakistan for arriving at a peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue need to start a political dialogue process and take the people of Kashmir along with in order to reach at a dignified solution to the vexed issue.

Demanding the return of the mortal remains of both Bhat and Guru, who were buried inside Tihar Jail after hanging them, the amalgam said denying the proper burial of the mortal remains to their families and Kashmiri people by the Indian state amounts to a grave violation of human rights and is against all democratic norms.

Appealing the democracy loving people, civilized nations and rights bodies of the world, the APHC urged them to play their role in getting back the mortal remains of the two Kashmiri to their families and their people.

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