London: The speakers paid rich tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, who laid their lives for the freedom and honour of the people of Kashmir.
The speakers at a function organised by the Kashmir Centre London reiterated that the best tribute to martyrs was to continue their struggle with commitment and dedication.The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, paying tribute to the martyrs of July 13, described them as the pioneers who laid the foundation of the ongoing liberation struggle. He added they have performed their duty and it was now the responsibility of the leadership and the Kashmiri masses to take their mission to its logical conclusion.
He said that the hollowness of the Indian administration and their claim of being a democracy were exposed when they imposed curfew and arrested the APHC leadership and prevented them from visiting the Martyrs Graveyard. These acts deserve universal condemnation, he deplored.
Mohammed Ayub, President of the Advisory Council, while paying tribute to the martyrs, remarked that Kashmiri Diaspora in UK would raise their voice against the highhandedness of Indian occupation authorities in Kashmir. He also highlighted the role of Abdul Qadeer.
Dr Zulfiqar ALI, Sabir Hussain, Shoaib Nazish and Raja Mohammed Eshaq also spoke on the occasion.