Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that 13 July 1931 is a key milestone in the history of J&K as a day when Kashmiris for the first time collectively stood up to resist oppressive autocratic rule and give expression to their aspirations . On this day 22 Kashmiris were brutally gunned down outside the state central jail to silence dissent , and since then this fateful day is observed as youm e shuhada e Kashmir ( Marty’s day) by all Kashmir based political formations irrespective of there ideology or outlook. It is a proud inherited legacy of all people of J&K who since then continue to struggle and sacrifice for the realisation of their political assertions and will and political empowerment.
Paying tribute to the martyrs of 13 th July and all other Martyrs APHC said that their supreme sacrifices are etched in the history of Kashmir and inshallah their dream will be realised . Peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir issue is a reality and the will of people of J&K upheld. APHC leadership will continue to strive towards this end,inshallah. Issuance of Domicile certificates is rejected and people may not sell land or property to outsiders.
It said that due to the current Covid 19 pandemic and the continued arbitrary house detention of chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, People are requested that as per tradition to commemorate the day by observing a hartal.