Srinagar, Nov 6: Remembering the victims of Jammu massacre on Tuesday, senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid homage to them and their tremendous sacrifice.
Remembering more than two lakh #JammuMartyrs massacred on this day by fanatics aided and abetted by the Dogra rulers of the day. Entire Nation pays homage to them and their tremendous sacrifice. Inshallah truth will prevail,” Mirwaiz wrote on his twitter handle.
After the Partition of India, during October–November 1947 in the Jammu region of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, a large number of Muslims were massacred and others drove away to West Punjab. The killings were carried out by “extremist Hindus and Sikhs”, aided and abetted by the forces of the Dogra State headed by the Maharaja Hari Singh.
Terming the Jammu massacre 1947 as the worst tragedy, chairman Hurriyat (G) Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that killing slaughtering lakhs of Muslims jointly by Dogra army, government forces, Hindutwa fascist groups like RSS and Shivsena and other communal forces is a brazen and most barbaric incident human history can ever come across.
The spokesman said that all the areas of the Jammu region witnessed the ugliest and most brutal human carnage and all streets and fields of Jammu region were flooded with blood and flesh of Muslims.
Hurriyat Chairman said that under a deep and well nit conspiracy it was announced that those willing to go to Pakistan are advised to assemble in Jammu police lines. It is here to mention that Hari Singh and its troops had unleashed a reign of terror and Muslim population was not only traumatized but terrified as well and the announcement to send them to Pakistan served a cool breeze and a great sight of relief for them.
The pro-freedom leader said that the people assembled in the said venue along with their families including women and kids. They were boarded in trucks to be taken to Samba. On reaching halfway near a narrow lane, they were deboarded, young and beautiful females were taken away and the rest of people including kids were pumped with bullets. Females were molested and gang-raped, some of them jumped in river Chenab to save their chastity and honor. Even the daughter of Chaoudry Ghulam Abbas Sahab was not speared and was kidnapped. Towns of Kuthwa, Riasi, Udhampour and other adjoining areas were worst hit by these beasts in human skin.
Paying rich tributes to martyrs of Zainpora Shopian Mohammad Idrees Sultan and Aamir Ahmad Rather Syed Ali Geelani reiterated his pledge to take the ongoing movement to its logical end. Government is suffering from the arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice—but has utterly failed to do so, and no power on earth particularly the Indian might, its brutality can never deter us from our much-cherished goal of right to self-determination, said Hurriyat Chairman.