IOK shut to remember martyrs of 13th July 1931

Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): 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.

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.

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.

The 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.

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