Tomorrow, July 13, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan and across the globe will be observing Kashmir Martyrs’ Day.
This day is dedicated to honoring the martyrs of July 13, 1931, as well as all other Kashmiri martyrs.
According to the Kashmir media service, there will be a complete shutdown in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and a march will be held towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar, where the July 13 martyrs are laid to rest.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for the observance of this day, receiving support from various pro-freedom leaders and organizations.
The APHC has urged the people to ensure a successful shutdown and march to send a strong message to the world.
The message is clear: the people of Jammu and Kashmir believe in a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute under the UN resolutions and refuse to accept Indian subjugation under any circumstances.
To honor the Kashmiri martyrs, rallies, seminars, and conferences will be held in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, and major capitals worldwide.
On July 13, 1931, during the court proceedings against Abdul Qadeer, who had urged Kashmiris to defy the despotic Dogra rule, the troops of Dogra Maharaja ruthlessly killed 22 Kashmiris one by one outside Central Jail in Srinagar.
It is a significant day to remember the sacrifices made by Kashmiri martyrs and stand in solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for justice and freedom.