Scores of the people on Saturday morning joined Awami Itihad Party’s march to Martyrs’ graveyard Naqshbandi Sahab Srinagar to pay tributes to martyrs’ of 13 July 1931.
On the occasion, Rasheed addressed a gathering at the graveyard and urged New Delhi and Islamabad not to make Kashmir a battlefield and should fulfil the promises made with Kashmiris at United Nations and other places from time to time.
Rasheed asked New Delhi not to forget that Jawahar Lal Nehru was India’s Prime Minister and commitments made by his need to be fulfilled and respected, the spokesman said.
Reacting on Governor’s absence at martyrs’ graveyard and said; “Governor Malik was duty bound to visit the martyr’s graveyard. It is horrible that no one from BJP turned up to the place.”
“Those feeling satisfied for the reason that no strike call was given in Kashmir on Amit Shah’s visit must not forget that it was a goodwill gesture from people of Kashmir and should not be seen as their weakness,” the spokesman quoted Rasheed as saying.
Rasheed further added that the real heirs of martyrs of 13 July are not only common Kashmiris but in particular the people of Downtown who have sacrificed everything. He said “The martyrs of 13 July had laid down their lives for honour and dignity of people of J&K but that dream is still a dream. “From Maharaja to Satyapal Malik’s rule Kashmiris have seen nothing except miseries and humiliations,” Rasheed said.