Srinagar, Rich tributes were paid to the victims of Aali Kadal massacre on their 31st martyrdom anniversary, today.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops had killed noted liberation leader, Sheikh Abdul Hameed along with his associates Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, Advocate Jamil Chaudhry, Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmed Kotey, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Manzoor Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Ghulam Nabi Butt and Pervez Bullah at Aali Kadal in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, on this day in 1992. People visited the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in the city to offer Fateha for the departed souls of the martyrs.
The APHC leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar on the occasion said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. It said the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir is an eye-opener for the world community and warned that ignoring the Kashmir dispute could create another Middle East- like situation in South Asia. APHC-AJK chapter Convener Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in a statement in Islamabad also paid rich tributes to the Aali Kadal martyrs.
The President of Indian National Congress IIOJK chapter, Vikar Rasool Wani addressing a meeting of party workers in Srinagar blamed the wrong policies of Bharatiya Janata Party for the miseries of the Kashmiri people.
Indian forces’ personnel raided the houses of leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Students and Youth Forum in Pulwama and Kulgam districts. The troops subjected the family members to harassment. The party in a statement said India cannot force the Kashmiri people into submission through oppression.
Locals from Baramulla district expressed dismay over the Indian administration’s failure to address the power outage issues amidst harsh weather conditions. They questioned the logic of installing smart meters if they are supposed to face prolonged power cuts. It is worth mentioning here that occupied Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under severe power crisis as the Modi regime has allocated far less power from the distribution pool than the actual need of the territory.