ISLAMABAD - In occupied Kashmir , Hurriyat leaders paying glowing tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, on his martyrdom anniversary, on Saturday, reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to accomplish the mission of their martyrs at all costs.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz was shot dead by Indian troops on 11th August, 2008, while he was leading a procession from Srinagar to the Line of Control against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by Hindu extremists of Jammu.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, who is under house arrest, telephonically addressing a conference held in Srinagar termed Sheikh Aziz as a visionary political leader as well as a brave commander who faced bullets on his chest rather than to succumb or surrender before the Indian military might.
A large number of people including Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Javaid Ahmed Mir, and Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, visited Martyrs’ Graveyard in Srinagar, today, and paid homage to Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other Kashmiri martyrs.
Speakers at a seminar held by the APHC-AJK chapter in Islamabad, today, said that the sacrifices of Kashmiris martyrs including Sheikh Aziz had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the world level. They deplored that after failing to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle through military might, India was now hatching conspiracies to change the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir .
Complete strike was observed at Langate in Kupwara and in Tral town of Pulwama against killing and arrest of youth by the Indian forces’ personnel.
The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for observance of complete shutdown and Black Day in the territory on 15th August, India’s Independence Day.