Jammu Martyrs’ Day to be observed tomorrow

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MIRPUR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over will observe Jammu Martyrs’ Day Monday to reaffirm the resolve to continue the liberation struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.

Over 250 Muslim inmates of Jammu city and adjoining areas were martyred on November 6, 1947, while they were migrating to their newly-borne homeland—Pakistan.

The day is observed every year to remember the great sacrifice of the Jammu residents, who were mercilessly slaughtered by the armed Hindu gangsters, including the Indian occupying and the Dogra military troops, near Jammu-Sialkot Working Boundary.

Like all previous years, the Martyrs’ Day will be commemorated with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of Kashmiri martyrs to bring the Kashmir freedom struggle to its logical end. In Azad Jammu Kashmir, special ceremonies, including seminars and symposiums, will be held in all small and major towns of all ten districts of AJK, including Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimbher, Bagh, Rawalakot, Palandri, Havaili, Hattiyan and Neelam valley, as well as in various parts of Pakistan.

In Mirpur, a mega-congregation entitled “Jammu Martyrs’ Conference” will be held under the auspices of Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Movement and Milli Tehreek e Azadi Kashmir, said Aslam Malick, Convenor of AJK Chapter of JK Freedom Movement.

Besides AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, local MLA and Sports and Culture Minister Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed, and leading personalities from various parts of the country will address to pay rich tributes to the martyrs, who laid down their lives this day 70 years ago for the sake of Pakistan.

The day will dawn with special prayers at Fajr, in all prominent mosques for early liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from Indian yoke. Recitation of Quran will be held at various places for Kashmiri martyrs under the auspices of various social, political and public representative organisations.