Maqbool Butt remembered on martyrdom anniversary

Srinagar, February 11, 2016 (PPI-OT): Rich tributes were paid to prominent Kashmiri martyr Muhammad Maqbool Butt on his martyrdom anniversary, today, during different functions, which were held in and outside occupied Kashmir. Several programmes were held in Trehgam and Sopore, the native areas of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.

Pro-freedom leaders including Bashir Ahmad Butt, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed Tauheedi, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Maqbool’s brother Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Sirajuddin Dawood, Muhammad Siddiq Shah, Sheikh Abdur Rasheed, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Rafiq War, Syed Nisar Jilani, Ghulam Nabi War, Ghulam Nabi Wasim, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Mir Ghulam Hassan, Muhammad Afzal and Abdur Rasheed while addressing on the occasion eulogized the sacrifice of Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

A candlelight procession was also taken out in the area during last night. Programmes were also held in various cities of Pakistan including Karachi, and Islamabad as well as in AJK capital, Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Rawalakot and other areas of Azad Kashmir. A function was held in Gilgit, which besides other was addressed by the JKLF Supreme leader, Amanullah Khan.

The speakers addressing the seminars and events paid glowing tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Butt. They expressed the resolve that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till accomplishment of the mission f their martyrs.

Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Firdous Ahmed Shah in their statements in Srinagar also paid homage to Muhammad Maqbool Butt. They thanked the people of the occupied territory for observing strike on the anniversaries of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. They said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs.

In London, hundreds of JKLF activists and Kashmiris held protest demonstrations outside the Indian High Commission. A memorandum signed by more than 60 members of British Parliament was presented to Indian High Commission demanding the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.

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