IIOJK remains closed in observance of Maqbool Butt’s martyrdom anniversary

by Abbas Adil

Shafaqna India: Today, Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir observed a complete shutdown to commemorate the 40th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. Butt was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 1984 for his significant role in the Kashmiri freedom movement and was buried within the prison premises.

The call for the shutdown was made by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, and other Hurriyet parties. Leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, including Mohammad Yousf Naqash, Fayaz Hussain Jafari, and Syed Sibte Shabbir Qummi, paid heartfelt tributes to Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru on his 11th martyrdom anniversary. They emphasized that the martyrs symbolize the Kashmiri people’s unwavering struggle against Indian oppression, asserting that their sacrifices will not be forgotten and their mission will be pursued with renewed determination.

Posters featuring images of prominent Kashmiri martyrs, including Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, surfaced in various areas, reaffirming the Kashmiri people’s commitment to achieving their freedom.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah, a senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, paid homage to Muhammad Maqbool Butt, describing him as an icon of the resistance movement who sacrificed his life for the noble cause of freedom. Shah’s tribute was delivered from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, where he himself is detained.

Source: Pakistan Today

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