85th Kashmir martyrs day to be observed 

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85th Kashmir martyrs day to be observed 

MIRPUR: (APP) The peopele Jammu & Kashmir dwelling both sides of the Line of Control as well as rest of the world will observe 85th Kashmir Martyrs Day on July 13, official sources said.

There will be state holiday in Azad Jammu Kashmir on this occasion.

Special meetings including seminars and symposiums will be held to pay rich tributes to Kashmiri martyrs to be followed by protest rallies and demonstrations against India for keeping Jammu & Kashmir state in her forcible and unlawful occupation since over last six decades, official sources told APP here on Tuesday while unveiling the state program to commemorate the day to pay glorious tributes to the sons of the soil who laid down their lives for the dignity and honour of the motherland.

In Mirpur a special meeting to pay glorious tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs will be held on this occasion under the auspices of the National Events Organizing Committee with the coordination of various political and social organizations, Chairman of the Committee and Deputy Commissioner Ch. Amjad Iqbal told APP here.

The program to mark the day with full respect and honour  is being given final touches, Iqbal said.

Special Kashmir martyrs day public meetings will also be held  in all major cities including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Bagh, Rawalakot, Sudhanoti, Bhimbher and Neelam valley and all other small and major towns and cities. In these special functions speakers will pay rich tributes to the Kashmiris martyrs of 1931 who were gunned down by the then dogra rulers outside the Central Jail Srinagar for raising voice for the liberation of the motherland from the Dogra yoke.

The Kashmir Martyrs day is observed every year at both sides of the LoC to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs they rendered on this day in 1931 when the Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris in front of the Central Jail Srinagar.