IOK shut to remember martyrs of 13th July 1931
July 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being
observed, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the 22 Kashmiris who were
shot dead by the troops of Dogra Maharaja in Srinagar on this day in 1931. Call
for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops
and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.
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.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today,
to prevent people from conducting a march towards Naqshband Sahib where the
martyrs of 13th July are buried.
authorities have also placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq, under house arrest while the All Parties Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali
Gilani has already been under house detention since 2010. 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.