Martyrdom Week commences in Occupied Kashmir today

Martyrdom Week commences in Occupied Kashmir today

In occupied Kashmir , the Martyrdom Week is being observed to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries.

In this regard, Awami Action Committee has announced various programmes. A seminar will be organised today by Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at its Rajbagh headquarters in Srinagar.

Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May in 1990. More than 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on his funeral procession.

On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering.