Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday paid tributes to Muslims killed during carnage on November 6, 1947 in Jammu, referred as 'Jammu massacre.'
Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz said entire nation pays homage to the victims killed in Jammu massacre in 1947 and their sacrifice.
"Remembering more than two lakh #JammuMartyrs massacred on this day by fanatics aided and abetted by the Dogra rulers of the day . Entire Nation pays homage to them and their tremendous sacrifice. Inshallah truth will prevail," Mirwaiz wrote on his Twitter handle.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims were massacred and driven away from Jammu area in the then princely state of Jammu and Kashmir in October–November 1947.
Historians say that the killings were carried out by extremist Hindus and Sikhs, aided and abetted by the forces of the Dogra State headed by the last Dogra king Maharaja Hari Singh.
The activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), they say, played a key role in planning and executing the riots.
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) November 6, 2018