Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat our ‘National Heroes’, says Nayeem Khan; Calls for Shutdown on 9th, 11th Feb


Nayeem-KhanTerming Afzal Guru and Mohammad Maqbool Bhat the “national and Milli heroes”, Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman and Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan Sunday called for a complete shutdown and “strong protests” on February 9 and 11 to observe the “martyrdom anniversaries” of Mohammad Afzal Guru and Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.

Paying rich tributes to Guru and Bhat on their 3rd and 32th death anniversaries respectively, Nayeem Khan, in a statement issued here said, “These ideological martyrs are the torch bearers of the resistance movement.”

“India has been killing our freedom loving brethren ever since 1947 but New Delhi crossed all moral limits when it jailed even the remains of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru,” he said

“We appeal to the justice loving people and organizations of the world to help the families of Bhat and Guru to attain the remains of their martyrs.”

The senior hurriyat leader said, “We will never give up our demand for the remains of our beloved martyrs.”

He said Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru laid down their lives for the “cause of freedom. We pledge to take their mission to its logical conclusion.”

“India killed Bhat to crush the freedom aspiration of Kashmiri people but failed because after the martyrdom of Bhat our struggle got momentum.”

Khan said, “Two years ago India murdered Guru to satisfy its national conscience but Kashmiris still demand freedom from India, so New Delhi should know it once for all that Kashmiris are not going to surrender their just political demand.”


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