IOK authorities impose restrictions in Srinagar
July 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have imposed
restrictions in Srinagar to prevent a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at
Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar, today. Call for the march has been given by the
Joint Resistance Leadership to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
The JRL has also called for complete shutdown in the territory to commemorate
the martyrs of 13th July.
other hand, while the All Parties Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Gilani has been
under house detention since 2010, the authorities have also placed the Chairman
of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest. The Mirwaiz is
scheduled to lead a procession from Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid to the
Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib. The occupation authorities have also
suspended train service in the occupied territory.
It is to
mention here that on this day in 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed
22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the
court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked Kashmiri people to
defy the Dogra rule. Thousands of people had gathered outside the court to show
their solidarity with Abdul Qadeer.
time for obligatory Zuhr prayers approached, one of the youth stood up and
started reciting Azan. He was shot dead by the Dogra soldiers and next youth
started the Azan where it was left by the martyred youth. He was also killed and
in the process of completing the Azaan a total of 22 Kashmiris were martyred,
one after the other. Since then, the Kashmiris observe July 13 as Martyrs’ Day.