IOK observes Maqbool Butt’s 35th martyrdom anniversary today

IOK observes Maqbool Butt’s 35th martyrdom anniversary today

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ISLAMABAD: The 35th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri freedom leader Muhammad Maqbool Butt is being observed on Monday on both sides of the Line of Control with the firm determination to continue the struggle till achievement of the right to self-determination.

Maqbool Butt was hanged on February 11, 1984, in Tihar Jail of New Delhi and was buried within the jail premises.

In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), a complete shutdown will be observed on Monday to mark the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984.

Call for the strike has been given by Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

They have also called for protest demonstrations at Lal Chowk in Srinagar to press for the return of mortal remains of these martyrs to their motherland for a proper burial.

Seminars, rallies and protest demonstrations will be held at different places to press for the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru Shaheed to their motherland for a proper burial.

Pro-freedom leaders and parties have paid glowing tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru on their anniversaries, reiterating their demand for the return of their mortal remains to Kashmir from Tihar Jail, New Delhi, where they were executed and their bodies buried.

The leadership had also called for shutdown in the territory and a march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday to press the demand for return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir for decent burial.

India had hanged Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013 for his role in Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies were buried in the premises of the jail.

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