Srinagar,February 9,2017 CNS: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik while paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guroo has said that gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom.
Terming the martyrdom of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru on gallows as glaring example of Indian judicial bias against Kashmiris, JKLF chairman said that Afzal was hanged by Indian judicial system to satisfy the so-called collective consciousness of Indians which itself speaks volumes about the sham judgment. Likewise great Kashmiri ideologue martyr Muhammad Maqbool Butt also was hanged without being given a fair trial by Indian state, said Yasin Malik. JKLF chairman said that Indian state not only illegally hanged martyrs Maqbool and Afzal in Tihar jail but also denied them a proper burial by burying then inside the jail premises. The height of shamelessness of this so-called biggest democracy is that it even disallowed these martyrs one last chance of meeting their loved ones, added Yasin Malik. He said that hangings, arrests, life imprisonments, harassments, police and army intimidations and other oppressive measures cannot suppress the voices of Kashmiris for long and the day is not far when dawn of freedom will rise on the horizons of Jammu Kashmir. Kashmiris will continue their struggle till the desired goal is not achieved and India does not return the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guroo, asserted Yasin Malik.
Calling Shaheed Muhammad Afazl Guru as a brave son of soil who became a victim of Indian enmity towards Kashmiris and was illegally sent to gallows, JKLF chairman said “Shaheed Afzal followed father of Kashmiri Nation Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and kissed gallows without budging before the tyrants. Nation of Kashmir is indebted to him for his resolve and determination’’. He said that, “the sacrifices of Muhammad Afzal Guru, the oppressive measures, and persecution he and his family faced at the hands of India is part of our resistance history. Same tyranny and repression was faced by Maqbool Bhat and his family 33 years ago.” He said that Indian rulers who have done this injustice to Kashmiris will have to answer for their crimes according to the law of retribution. JKLF chairman said that, “people of Jammu Kashmir will not forget the sacrifices of these martyrs neither will we ever forget the tyrant and oppressive measures of India. We will keep resisting the illegal occupation and oppression till the desired goal is achieved.
Thanking people for a complete shutdown on 9th February, the martyrdom day of Muhammad Afzal Guru, JKLF chairman who will InshaAllah lead a protest Rally announced by united Resistance leadership at Lal Chowk tomorrow on 10th February 2017 said that an appeal will be made to UN and international community to press upon India to return the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru back to the people of Kashmir. Yasin sahib also appealed people to observe a complete shutdown on Saturday 11thFeb this month. (CNS)