Jammu Martyrs Day commemorated with renewed pledge

Altaf Hamid Rao,


MIRPUR (AJK):     Glorious tributes were paid to over 700,000 martyrs of Jammu through the commemoration of the human history’s bleakest day in the region – the Jammu Martyrs Day at both sides of the line of control in the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state and the rest of the world over on Wednesday, to remember the supreme sacrifices of lives given by the Muslim residents of Jammu city and other parts of this region this day in 1947 in a week period from the bleak day ahead at the hands of the tyrannical dogra and Indian occupational forces and their paid armed fanatic Hindus and bandits.

Over 2.50 Muslim residents of Jammu city and adjoining areas were martyred on the single day of 6th of November 1947 by the despotic dogra forces led by hindu fanatics / gangsters backed by the occupying Indian military soldiers and under a pre-planned conspiracy while they were moving for migrating to the newly-borne beloved – Pakistan.

The day is observed every year by the Kashmiris to remember the supreme sacrifices of lives rendered by those over 2.50 lakh inmates of Jammu including men, women, children and elderly Muslims who were mercilessly slaughtered by the armed Hindu gangsters including the Indian occupying and the dogra military troops near Jammu-Sialkot working boundary under a nefarious pre-planned conspiracy of vanishing the Muslims while they were proceeding for migrating to their beloved Pakistan.

Like all previous years the Jammu martyrs day was commemorated with the renewal of the pledge to continue mission of Kashmiri martyrs to bring the Kashmir freedom struggle to its logical end. Jammu Kashmir people by observing the day will renew the resolve this year too to continue the ongoing struggle for freedom of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian clutches till the achievement of the last victory coupled with the heartfelt aspirations for the early peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute through a tripartite composite dialogue between Pakistan, India and people of Jammu & Kashmir.

In Azad Jammu Kashmir special ceremonies including seminars and symposiums were held in all small and major towns of all ten districts of AJK including the capital city of Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimbher, Bagh, Rawalakot, Palandri, Havaili, Hattiyan and Neelam valley as well as in various parts of Pakistan – dwelled with Jammu Kashmir refugees, to pay glorious tributes to the Jammu martyrs, gunned down by the armed Hindu fanatics including Indian occupying and dogra military hooligans, this day (November 6) 72 years ago in 1947.

In Mirpur three separate ceremonies were held to pay rich tributes to the martyrs of Jammu under the auspices of various social, political, religeous and human rights organizations to pay rich tributes to the Jammu martyrs.

In the capital town of Muzaffarabad, leading personalities from various parts of the country including AJK will address to pay rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives this day 72 years ago in a week time including during move to migrate to Pakistan through Jammu – Sialkot working boundary.

Sharing the bleak stories about the pre-planned genocide of the innocent muslim population of Jammu city and its other adjoining towns by the tyrannical India-backed dogra forces and the hardliner / fanatic hindus and Sikhs, speakers vowed to continue the mission of the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir till Kashmir Freedom movement reaches to its logical end though the achievement of the globally-acknowledged legitimate right to self determination by the people of Jammu and Kashmir State through a free and fair plebiscite in line with the United Nations resolutions, pledged by the international community.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir, speakers said that the best way to pay tributes to the martyrs of Jammu is to follow their foot steps with the renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle for achievement of the birth right of self determination for reaching to the Kashmiris ultimate destination of Pakistan – for which the people of Jammu & Kashmir starting giving the supreme sacrifices of their lives.

Speakers recalled that the people of Jammu & Kashmir had decided with firm stand to attach their destiny with Pakistan even before the emergence of the country through unanimously approving July 19, 1947 historical resolution of accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in Srinagar.

Seeking complete unity and solidarity among all the political parties of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on one point agenda of the freedom of Jammu & Kashmir and the settlement of Kashmir issue in line with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, speakers underlined that the people of Jammu & Kashmir can perform an affective and result-oriented role for the settlement of the much-delayed Kashmir issue and they should be granted an opportunity to perform the national responsibility to this direction.

Speakers called upon the international community to sincerely move for performing due global obligations to ensure the early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue which involves the right to self determination of about 20 million people of Jammu & Kashmir.

Speakers urged upon the world community and the international organizations to take immediate notice of the continued Indian state terrorism unleashed against the innocent freedom-loving people in now the curfew clamped occupied Jammu & Kashmir for the last 95 days since India’s sinister act of scrapping special status of the disputed Jammu Kashmir state – for their (Kashmiris) “offense” of raising voice for liberation of the motherland from the Indian yoke and for the achievement of their birth right of self determination.

They called upon the comity of nations to perform its due global obligations to get the right of self determination granted to Kashmiris, which India is denying since last seven decades by deviating from all international norms and commitments and for which (right of self determination), the Kashmiris are fighting since last 72 years.

They urged upon the international community to perform their due obligations for ensuring early peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute in the larger interest of the everlasting peace in the world in general and South Asia in particular.

Speakers said that best way to pay glorious tributes to the martyrs is to continue their mission till occupied land of Jammu & Kashmir is liberated from the long Indian subjugation.

The participants offered fateha for raising the status of the departed souls of the martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir and the early success of the freedom struggle of Jammu and Kashmir for the freedom of motherland from the Indian subjugation.

Earlier, the day dawned with special prayers, at Fajr, in all the prominent mosques for the early liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from Indian yoke through success of Kashmir freedom movement, progress, prosperity and stability of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Fateh Khawani was offered at various places for the rest of the departed souls of Jammu and Kashmir martyrs – under the auspices of various social, political and public representative organizations. Ends

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