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Pakistani Singer Hadiqa Kiani pays tribute to July 13 Kashmir Martyrs in her new song

A new composition by Pakistan’s Hadiqa Kiani along with a Turkish singer Ali Tolga pays tribute to Kashmir’s July 13 Martyrs.

The Kashmir Martyr’s Day Youm-e Shuhada is observed on the 13th day of July to commemorate the 22 martyrs who were killed during a protest against the Dogra regime in 1931.

Kashmir Civitas, an international civil society committed to moral upliftment & economic empowerment of Kashmir, released the video on their You Tube channel.

Hadiqa Kianihas received numerous local and international awards and also has performed at the most prestigious venues in the world, including Royal Albert Hall and The Kennedy Center.

Her songs like Boohey Bariyan and and Dupatta won her international fame and acclaim.

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Earlier this month Hadiqa also took to twitter to express solidarity after the killing of a civilian Bashir Ahmed Khan in Sopore.

“No more bloodshed! Don’t let this become another story that is brushed under the rug. We cannot stand for w injustice. We need peace, we need to protect the people of Kashmir, we need a solution from BOTH sides, a solution that puts an end to the evils plaguing Kashmir!” Hadiqa tweeted on the micro-blogging site.

Meanwhile, in Kashmir as per the revised list of gazette holidays issued by the government, there is no holiday and official functions to commemorate martyrs’ day in Jammu and Kashmir today.

The decision passed last year; to not to commemorate the day, is happening for the first time since 1948.

 

 

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