In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has appealed people to observe strike tomorrow and Thursday 11 February to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent freedom leaders, Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt, respectively.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference conveyed the message through posters displayed in Srinagar and other parts of the territory. The APHC said that the sacrifices rendered by Muhammad Maqbool Butt, Muhammad Afzal Guru and other martyrs would continue to serve as a beacon of light in the dark night of Jammu and Kashmir.
The posters read that the unresolved Kashmir dispute is the biggest hurdle to peace and political stability in the South Asian region and they urged the UN to take steps for peaceful settlement of the dispute.
India had hanged Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 9th February, 2013 and Muhammad Maqbool Butt in the same jail on 11th February, 1984. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail.