Gi­lani, Mir­waiz pay tributes to 28 Kash­miris mar­tyred in 1865

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence (APHC) Chair­man, Syed Ali Gi­lani, while re­mem­ber­ing the 28 Kash­miri shawl weavers, mar­tyred by Dogra Army on April 29, 1865, said the peo­ple of Kash­mir had been giv­ing sac­ri­fices since long and would never com­pro­mise on their rights.

Syed Ali Gi­lani, pay­ing tributes to the mar­tyrs of 1865 said that Kash­miris were brave peo­ple and had not sur­ren­dered be­fore the op­pres­sive rulers. He said that the sac­ri­fices of the Kash­miri peo­ple would not be al­lowed to go waste and the lib­er­a­tion move­ment would be taken to its log­i­cal con­clu­sion.

The Chair­man of his own Hur­riyet fo­rum, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq, who is un­der house ar­rest in Srinagar, in a state­ment paid glow­ing tributes to the 28 Kash­miri mar­tyrs. He said that the era of bar­barism, sup­pres­sion and tyranny was not new to Kash­miris, adding that for the first time 28 Kash­miris sac­ri­ficed their lives to fight the bar­barism and op­pres­sion of tyrant Ma­hara­jas in 1865.—KMS

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