An important meeting of leaders and activists of APHC and Awami Action Committee was held at the historic Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal to finalize the program framed in connection with July 13, the martyr’s day. Chairman APHC and patron AAC, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq couldn’t attend the meeting as he continues to remain under house confinement at his Nigeen residence, the statement said.
The spokesman in a statement said that participants of the meeting strongly condemned the authorities’ decision of caging APHC chairman and barring him from even participating in party meetings as part of the establishment’s vendetta.
The participants of the meeting strongly condemned the killing of 22-year-old Khalid Gaffar of Kupwara who was by the army on Wednesday evening. They said that laced with the unbridled powers like AFSPA and DAA, forces are committing the war crimes in Kashmir knowing that they won’t be held accountable for it.
The participants of the meeting said that the fact remains that GoI and its lakhs of forces present in Kashmir have announced an all-out war against the people of Kashmir and they have planned to kill the people including minor boys and girls.
The participants paid glowing tributes to all those who were martyred in the past one week including minor Andleeb stating that pro-freedom leaders and workers are duty bound to honor the sacrifices of martyrs and help people in achieving their right to self-determination.
The meeting paid rich tributes to all the martyrs of July 13, 1931, stating that 22 martyrs who fell to the bullets of the then Dogra forces, set the base for Kashmir’s pious struggle for freedom from the repressive autocratic rule to peoples own rule. All the participants took a pledge that the supreme sacrifice of martyrs so that Kashmiri’s can become masters of their destiny will not go waste and the peaceful struggle will continue till the goal of right to self-determination is achieved.