The day is not far when Kashmiris in IoK get freedom: President

-PM says Kashmiris’ struggle full of resistance, sacrifice
-FO calls for int’l probe into extrajudicial killings in IoK
-Kashmir Martyrs Day marked

DM Monitoring

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday terming the resistance of Kashmiris as “just and selfless” against India’s illegal Indian occupation said the day was not far when they would achieve their goal of freedom.
“That day is not far Insha’Allah. We shall see,” the president said in his message on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day shared on the Twitter. The president said the courage and determination of brave Kashmiris against the subjugation of India was undeterred.
“I salute my Kashmiri brothers and sisters on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day. The spirit of the 22 martyrs of 13 July, 1931 has been kept alive by their descendants who demand self-determination as guaranteed by the international community,” he said.
He reiterated Pakistan’s support for the just cause of Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “Pakistan will continue to provide diplomatic, political and legal support to the Kashmiris in IIOJK till they achieve their goal of freedom,” he said.
Meanwhile, 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,” PM Imran said in a tweet on Tuesday.
The premier further 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 prime minister stated.
Pakistan reaffirms support to Kashmiris’ struggle:In a statement on the occasion, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said the federal government and people of Pakistan pay homage to the 22 sons of IIOJK who laid down their lives fighting the brutal Dogra forces in Srinagar in 1931.
“Pakistan reaffirms its support to the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle against Indian oppression till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions,” the spokesperson added in a statement.
The courage of these martyrs galvanized an unparalleled struggle for self-determination in 1931 that continues till date, he said.
“During this year alone, the Indian Occupation Forces have extra-judicially killed 85 innocent Kashmiris including young boys and women; arbitrarily arrested and detained 537 Kashmiris, and destroyed 31 houses of Kashmiri people,” the FO spokesperson elaborated.
“Over 390 Kashmiris have been martyred by the Indian Occupation Forces in IIOJK since August 5, 2019.”
Chaudhry further added that the unabated Indian repression over the past seven decades had failed to break the will of the Kashmiri people. “We once again call upon the international community, particularly the United Nations and human rights organizations, to investigate the persistent extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian Occupation Forces and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.”
Kashmiris observed Kashmir Martyrs Day: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and around the world observed Kashmir Martyrs Day on Tuesday to pay homage to the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference appealed to the Kashmiri people to mark the day by a complete shutdown in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
On 13th July 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked the Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra Rule. Thus, 22 youth sacrificed their lives till the completion of Azaan.
A march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar was held yesterday where the martyrs of July 13 were buried. In a statement in Srinagar, the APHC spokesperson said that the objective of the shutdown and the march is to convey to the world that the Kashmiris will never accept Indian subjugation.