Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR (AJK): Chairman of Kashmir Council European Union Ali Raza Syed here on Saturday, has asked the Indian government to hand over the mortal remains of renowned martyred Kashmiri freedom fighters Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt to their families for their proper burial in Kashmir.
The Kashmir-born head of the KC EU Ali Raza Syed, currently on visit to Pakistan and AJK expressed these views while talking to newsmen here on the eve of the martyrdom anniversaries of both of the prominent Kashmir freedom movement leaders falling on February 9 (Saturday) and on February 11 (Monday) respectively.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observe the martyrdom anniversaries of noted Kashmiri figure Muhammad Afzal Guru on 9th of February every year. He was hanged and buried at the New Delhi’s Tehar prison by the Indian Authorities on Feb 9, 2013. The prominent Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was also hanged and buried in Tihar Jail on the 11th February in 1984 for his leading role in the Kashmir’s liberation struggle.
Ali Raza Syed asked Indian government to hand over of the remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool But to their families in Kashmir for a proper funeral and decent burial. Paying rich tribute to Guru and Butt, he said, the two great martyrs are lights for struggle of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination.
He said, Indian acted inhumanely by holding bodies of the martyrs at jail premises for a long time. No human being and no one of the civilised societies in the world accept such ruthless behaviour as India is doing with the Kashmiris.
Ali Raza Syed also warned that by killing people and committing crimes against the humanity in the occupied Kashmir, the India cannot stop the peaceful movement of the Kashmiris. The people of Kashmir are struggling for the rights of self-determination accepted under UN Security Council’s resolutions and as per a promise committed by the Indian Authorities.
He also denounced Indian atrocities against the people of Kashmir including extra judicial killings and detention of a number of leaders in the held valley. Syed appealed for ban on the dangerous weapon of pellet guns which are being used against the armless and peaceful protestors in the occupied valley. He demanded the world community to stop Indian atrocities against the innocent and peaceful people in occupied Kashmir