#Day33: ‘Exhibit Unity,’ Mirwiaz To People, ‘March Towards Martyrs Graveyard Tomorrow’



A massive pro-freedom rally was held at Qaimoh Kulgam on August 10, 2016. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)
A massive pro-freedom rally was held at Qaimoh Kulgam on August 10, 2016. (KL Image: Shah Hilal)

Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Azeemat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz and all the “martyrs” of 2008 uprising on their eighth anniversary, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Wednesday said Kashmiris had been fighting for the fulfilment of their basic Right of Self Determination since 1931 and the resistance movement after going through different stages “was at a sensitive and crucial phase of history that calls for showing steadfastness and unity”.

Paying tributes to the “martyrs” of summer uprisings of 2008, 2010 and 2016 and all the martyrs Kashmir’s resistance movement, Mirwaiz said, “the on-going resistance movement is in continuation of the movement from 1990 in general and 2008 and 2010 uprisings in particular during which the nation offered countless sacrifices of lives and properties and kept the movement alive for realizing our just rights, specially right to self-determination despite witnessing oppression and suppression of the worst kind.”

Stressing that the biggest tributes that people could pay to the martyrs of Kashmir was to “exhibit unity, steadfastness and resolve to take their struggle for just rights forward despite hardships, he appealed the freedom-loving people of Kashmir to follow the programs given by the unified resistance leadership in letter and spirit and make their bond with the resistance movement stronger to repay the martyrs for their contributions”.

On the martyrdom anniversary of the Shaheed-e-Azeemat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, the APHC-m Chairperson appealed people to head towards Martyrs Graveyard at Eidgah on Thursday and pay tributes to Shaheed-e-Azeemat, Shaheed-e-Millat, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat, and all martyrs of Kashmir and “resolve to take the mission of the martyrs forward”.

Strongly condemning the government for bringing out lists of minor and teenage boys of Srinagar and other districts and bribing people with reward if they get them arrested as highly immoral and deplorable, Mirwaiz said, “this way authorities were playing havoc with the future of these innocent children and pitting Kashmiri against Kashmiri and further deteriorating the already hostile situation in Kashmir.”

Warning the government of avoiding “anti-people” tactics of cracking a whip on the unarmed and innocent children and youth of Kashmir, the APHC-m Chief said, “such deplorable tactics would not be able to break the will of the freedom-loving people and will yield government nothing.”

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