Kashmir martyrs day to be observed      

Kashmir martyrs day to be observed      

MIRPUR: (APP) The people of Jammu and Kashmir dwelling on both sides of the Line of Control as well as rest of the world would 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 would 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 for over last six decades, official sources told APP on Thursday.

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.

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.

The Kashmir Martyrs day is observed every year on 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.