34th Martyrdom Anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter Maqbool Butt to be observed

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34th Martyrdom Anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter Maqbool Butt to be observed

MIRPUR: The 34th martyrdom day of veteran leader of Kashmir Freedom Movement Muhammad Maqbool Butt shaheed will be observed on both sides of the line of control on February 11.

Anti-India and pro-freedom rallies and demonstrations in all small and major towns of both sides of the Line of Control will be the hallmark of the day to pay rich tributes to Shaheed Maqbool Butt, who was put to the gallows by India this day in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, according to program announced by Jammu Kashmir National Liberation Front (JKNLF).

In occupied Kashmir, complete strike followed by rallies, seminars, conferences and processions would mark the day, spokesperson of Jammu Kashmir Plebiscite Front (JKPF), Muhammad Azeem Dutt Advocate said.

“Besides, memorandums containing Kashmiris’ long-standing persistent demand of the early resolution of Kashmir issue under UN resolutions, will be handed over to the nearest UN observers’ missions in occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu Kashmir”, Dutt added Major functions related to the day would be held in Muzaffarabad under the auspices of JKNLF led by the party’s President Shoukat Maqbool Butt, the son of the departed freedom fighter Maqbool Butt.

Similarly rallies would be held in Bagh, Kotli, Khuiratta, Dadayal in AJK as well as in Karachi, Rawalpindi Lahore and Sialkot to pay tributes to the departed soul.

In Mirpur district, processions and rallies will be taken out jointly under the auspices of JKNLF, JKPF and Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation and other groups, to observe the anniversary of the martyred leader.

The demonstrating people will march through the major city streets in a big procession.APP/AFP