The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the repressive measures could not deter Syed Ali Geelani from the just and precious cause. He said that India could suppress, incarcerate and discriminate against Syed Ali Geelani but he would never surrender.
Castigating the authorities for their arrogant and wicked approach, he said that the puppet administration was hell bent to muzzle the sincere and genuine voice of suppressed Kashmiri people.
The spokesman said that Kashmir was occupied by India and, therefore, democracy and occupation could not co-exist. It is historical fact that tyranny, subjugation and control are temporary and have never succeeded in suppressing the freedom struggles, he maintained.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement paid glowing tributes to Kashmiri martyrs including Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Jaleel Ahmed Andrabi, Shabbir Ahmad Sidiqui, and Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, on their martyrdom anniversaries. The JKLF and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R held prayer meetings at Martyrs’ Graveyard Eidgah in Srinagar to eulogise the services of these martyrs for the Kashmir cause. Liberation leader, Javed Ahmed Mir, addressing a separate function at the Martyrs’ Graveyard, said that the sacrifices of martyrs had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at global level.
APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, addressing a meeting of his party activists in Srinagar demanded withdrawal of Indian troops, release of political prisoners and repeal of draconian laws from the occupied territory.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat, in a statement after a meeting in Srinagar, today, issued fresh protest calendar for the coming week to press for the demand of the return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, to Kashmir from New Delhi’s Tihar jail. The calendar includes protest demonstrations on Friday after Juma prayers and complete shutdown in the territory on Saturday.