JK News Today
Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested on Friday as he tried to march towards Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashbandh Sahib (RA) to pay tribute to July 13, 1931 martyrs.
Mirwaiz stepped out of his Nageen residence along with his dozens of supporters and tried to march towards Mazar-e-Shohada.
However, a large contingent of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force already deployed there stopped them to march towards Naqshband Sahib (RA) Shrine, which houses martyrs’ graveyard.
He said these martyrs are the torch bearers of our struggle for self determination who set the precedent to stand up to repression and fight for our fundamental right, the right to be masters of our destiny.
“Tremendous sacrifices of life have been made since July 13, 1931, and lakhs of Kashmiris have been martyred and continue to be killed for the fulfillment of freedom quest,” Mirwaiz told reporters.
Mirwaiz said: “Undoubtedly it is an uphill task that the brave people of the nation have undertaken but to break the yoke of subjugation and achieve freedom is the dream of every nation which is worth all the struggle and sacrifice being offered.”
Mirwaiz also welcomed the statement of UN chief Antonio Guterres backing Zeid’s call for international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir calling it the “voice of the UN.”
Mirwaiz said instead of calling the UN report biased and fallacious New Delhi should understand that it cannot forever cloak the gravest human rights abuses being perpetuated here by their forces from the eyes of the world.
“Truth always comes out and no amount of denial or propaganda can change that fact,” Mirwaiz said.