Speakers at seminar pay tributes to July 1931 martyrs » Kashmir Media Service

London/Islamabad, July 14 (KMS): A function in connection with Kashmir Martyrs’ Day was organized by Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK to pay homage to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 who were martyred by the soldiers of Dogra Maharaja in Srinagar 89 years ago.

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee of AJK Assembly, Abdul Rasheed Turabi was the chief guest while President of Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement Altaf Ahmed Butt attended the conference as Guest of Honor. The conference was chaired by President TeK UK Fahim Kayani. Fahim Kayani welcomed all the participants, and paid tribute to the martyrs of 13 July 1931.

Altaf Ahmed Butt during his address appreciated Raja Fahim Kayani’s continuous efforts for the Kashmir cause. He said that being a founder member of Kashmir freedom movement “we have witnessed that due to little misunderstandings we have lost hundreds of brave freedom seekers of Kashmir.”

“Our enemy has always benefitted from our mistakes. Now we have to be firm on one single point — plebiscite, if all the parties are united and demand this single agenda then the world will be compelled to implement the Right to Self Determination provided by United Nations to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” Butt added. He appealed to the Government of Pakistan to take practical steps to liberate Kashmir from the clutches of Indian state terrorism.

Shaffaq Mehmood, former MEP, said that young people must know the history, what happened in 1931, and we need to make people aware of it.

Former President of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dr Mubeen Shah during his address said that, 89 years passed since 1931 and still we didn’t get freedom. “Kashmir is under draconian Laws where speaking truth could land people into jail for unlimited time, such as PSA.”

President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe Muhammad Ghalib said that, Kashmir freedom movement was the continuation of the sacrifices of Martyrs of 13 July 1931.

Chairman GKPSC Raja Sikander said that we have to come with a positive approach for the Kashmir cause. The event was also addressed by Councilor Summara Khursheed, Director Pakistan House Rana Ather Javed and PTV Anchorperson Yasir Rehman. Others who attended and spoke on the occasion included: Bashir Ratvi, M. Ali Asghar, Syed Arshad Mohsin, Ch Ghafarat Shahid, Anjum Jarral, Muhammad Sharif, Ikram ul Haq, M. Ikram, Ameer Hamza Malik, Azad Jarral, Rehana Ali, Faiz Muhammad, Muhammad Azam Farooq, Shezad, Nazar Lodhi, Khalid Mehmood, Farruk Murad Qureshi and Yasir Alam.

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