Jammu & Kashmir

On Martyrs’ Day, Imran Khan says Pakistan stands with Kashmiris, will not compromise until they get right to self-determination

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the occasion of Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, said the indomitable spirit of resistance remains alive as Kashmiri men and women continue to fight the “illegal Indian occupation”.

“Pakistan stands with the Kashmiris in their just struggle and will not compromise till they get their right to self-determination guaranteed by UNSC resolutions,” Khan said in a tweet on Tuesday.

He said that Kashmiris’ struggle against “tyranny and illegal Indian occupation” was steeped in a history of resistance and sacrifice.

“We stand with Kashmiris on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day & pay tribute to 22 Shuhada of 13 July 1931, martyred when the Dogra Maharaja’s soldiers fired on peaceful protestors,” the Pakistan PM stated.

In 2019, soon after the revocation of Article 370 in August, the government of India issued a list of gazette holidays for the erstwhile state. However, July 13 and December 5, were omitted from the list inviting an outcry by the Kashmir centric parties.

July 13, was declared by the then prime minister of J&K, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, as martyrs’ day in memory of those who revolted against the Dogra rule on July 13, 1931. Twenty-two people were killed in the protest against the then Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh.


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