Terming Abid Hussain Khan and Shiraz Hassan Dar of Tral as national heroes, National Front chairman and Hurriyat (JK) leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan Wednesday appealed the people of Kashmir to learn to secure and safeguard the sacrifices of martyrs so that the struggle of freedom becomes easier.
“Shaheed Abid Hassan Khan and Shaheed Shiraz Hussain Dar achieved martyrdom in Tral during an encounter with the occupied forces. Our brave hearts are busy in scripting new history of resistance and dedication so we should honour their precious blood by standing firm on path of the freedom movement,” Khan said in a statement.
Remembering the martyrs of Kupwara on their 21st anniversary he paid rich and glowing tributes to all the martyrs who rendered their lives in the way of freedom. “Our many generations have passed away with the will and wish of achieving freedom from India so t is our sheer responsibility to secure and safeguard our sacrifices.”
Khan recalled how more than 30 unarmed people were gunned down on January 27, 1994 in Kupwara because they had observed 26th January as black day. “This proves that Kashmiris have been observing Indian National festivals like 26th January and 15th August as black days to register their anger against its unlawful, unconstitutional and illogical occupation of Kashmir since long. Even in eighties people especially youth were made target for raising their voice against the Indian occupation on 26th January and 15th August which clearly exhibits the deep roots of anti-India sentiments among Kashmiris,” he claimed.
Khan said whether it is the massacre of Kupwara or Handwara which took place on 27th and 25th January respectively, “the killers of Kashmiris are rooming free only because New Delhi considers Kashmir as a conquered land.”