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Kashmiris on both sides of LoC observe Martyrs’ Day

Kashmiris on both sides of LoC observe Martyrs’ Day
November 6, 2019
MUZAFFARABAD (92 News) – The Kashmiris from both the sides of Line of Control (LoC) and over the world observed Martyrs’ Day on Wednesday. Thousands of Kashmiris were massacred by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh, Indian army and Hindu extremists in different parts of the Jammu region while they were migrating to Pakistan during the first week of November in 1947. Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister Farooq Haider Khan said the first week of November was the bleakest chapter of Kashmir liberation struggle when ruler in Jammu shed the blood of innocent Muslims on November 6 in 1947. In his message on the day, Sardar Masood Khan said the savagery and brutality demonstrated on this day by the savage Hindus and Maharaja forces gave a new impetus to Kashmir’s liberation struggle. He said Jammu Martyrs Day is commemorated every year with a renewed resolve that the mission for which Jammu martyrs had laid their lives would be completed at all costs. On the other hand, normal life continues to remain paralyzed in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as unprecedented and inhuman lockdown entered 94th consecutive day, on Wednesday. According to KMS, restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced and hundreds of thousands of Indian forces’ personnel are present in every nook and corner of occupied Kashmir, adding to the fear and anxiety of the people paralyzed normal life. Barring partial restoration of landline and postpaid cellular phones, communications links including internet and prepaid mobile connections remain totally snapped in the entire Valley and Muslim-majority areas of Jammu region. People in the Valley are observing mass civil disobedience to show their strong resentment to India’s brutal occupation, especially its August 5 illegal measures. In this regard, shops continue to remain shut most of the time except for few hours in the day and hardly any public transport is seen on the roads. Schools and offices are open but few turn up there. However, some private transport is plying and roadside vendors are doing their businesses to make their both ends meet.