Kashmiris observe Martyrs' Day

Shutter-down strike is being observed across the held territory


News Desk July 13, 2017
A complete strike will be observed across the held territory today as part the weeklong protest schedule. PHOTO: FILE

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world are observing Kashmir Martyrs' Day (Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir) on Thursday with a renewed pledge to accomplish the mission of martyrs until freedom from Indian suppression.

According to Kashmir Media Service, a complete shutter-down strike is being observed across the held territory as part the week-long protest schedule.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has given the call for the strike, reported Radio Pakistan.

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In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the main event in connection with Youm-e- Shuhada-e-Kashmir will be held in Muzaffarabad with AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in the chair.

Kashmiris residing in the bifurcated territory as well as across the world observe July 13 as Kashmir Martyrs' Day in remembrance of the people martyred by Maharaja Dogra’s forces on July 13, 1931.

The Himalayan valley has been a troubled region since Partition: both Pakistan and India claim it in full, governing separate disputed parts. Post-independence from the British, the two neighbouring countries also fought three wars, two of them over Kashmir.

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