Hurriyat Conference (M) has appealed people to observe complete strike on July 13 to commemorate the anniversary of the first martyrs of Kashmir struggle who laid down their lives on July 13, 1931.
In this connection, Hurriyat announced a two day programme. On July 12, a seminar titled “13 July 1931- starting chapter of Kashmir freedom struggle” will be organized at Hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh here. The seminar will start at 11 A.M during which Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other leaders will pay homage to the martyrs.
On July 13, keeping with the tradition, a peaceful rally would be taken out from Jamia Masjid Srinagar after Zuhr prayers which will culminate at Mazar-i-Shohada Naqshband Sahib, a Hurriyat spokesman said.
“Thereafter, collective fateha khwani and a public rally would be convened to pay tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931 and all martyrs of Kashimir struggle. On this day, Hurriyat leaders will also assemble at martyrs graveyard at Sopore, Handwara and Islamabad and pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, buried there,” the spokesman said.
He said Hurriyat is firm on its principled stand and would continue with its ongoing peaceful struggle on both political and diplomatic fronts.
“July 13, 1931, marks the struggle for freedom started by the people of Jammu and Kashmir for which they have offered their lives and property. Such sacrifices are the precious asset of Kashmiris and the struggle for freedom would continue till it reaches its logical conclusion,” he said.