Muzaffarbad: (Parliament Times) Kashmir martyrs day is being observed today (Monday) throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir and by the kashmiris living in Pakistan to pay homage to the 22 Kashmiri martyrs who laid down their lives on 13th of July, 1931 to free Kashmir from Dogra despotic rulers.
Functions and seminars will be held all over in AJK to pay glowing tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives and rose against the atrocities of Dogra rulers.
In his message on the eve the AJK Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan paid glowing tributes to martyrs and said that it was for the first time that the Kashmiri people collectively stood up against despotic rules to resist oppressive atrocities of Dogra rulers.
He added that martyrs of 13th July had written a history with their sacred blood and also gave new impetus to the liberation movement. It was due to their struggle that the current liberation struggle has been gaining momentum in IOK. The mission of martyrs of 13th of July will continue till the dream of liberation is realized, he added.
He said despite Indian repressions Kashmiris have been given matchless sacrifices for their right to self-determination and India will not be able to crush the freedom movement.
The Premier said that although India has imposed restrictions for holding functions in connection with the Kashmir Martyrs Day, but the AJK government will observe this day with full enthusiasm to pay homage to the martyrs.
He expressed the hope that the sacred blood of the Kashmiri would not go waste and ultimately the Kashmiris will get their right to self-determination.
He urged India to read on the writing of the wall and grant Kashmiris their fundamental right, right to self-determination. He assured the people of IOK that the mission of the Kashmiri martyrs would continue till the dream of Kashmir liberation struggle is achieved.
Meanwhile a central function will be held at PM secretariat Muzaffarbad in connection with martyrs of 13th July on Monday, which will be addressed among others by PM AJK Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan.