Complete shutdown to be observed on February 9 and 11
Memorandum to be handed over to United Nations on February 11
Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while announcing a comprehensive protest program in connection with the ‘martyrdom days of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Muhammad Afazl Guru’.
In a statement the Resistance leaders said that the ‘struggle and sacrifices rendered by great leader of Kashmiri freedom struggle Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and son of Kashmir Shaheed Muhammad Afazl Guru is a glorious chapter of our resistance history’.
“India not only hanged these Kashmiris but has also kept their mortal remains under its custody till now. The struggle, passion for freedom and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris will always remain a beacon light for Kashmiri Nation,” JRL said.
Furnishing the details of protest on these days, JRL said that on the ‘martyrdom day’ of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru on Friday, 9th February, a complete protest strike will be observed across the valley and peaceful protests will be held to press on the demand of returning the mortal remains of these martyrs. A memorandum will also be read and passed by people in every Masjid on the occasion.
Recalling the sacrifice of Martyr Muhammad Maqbool Butt, a complete shutdown will be observed on Sunday, 11th February 2018. Besides this protest shutdown, Kashmiris will march to United Nations observers’ office at Sonwar Srinagar and present a memorandum to UN secretary general demanding for the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru.