Guru, Bhat anniversaries: Joint Hurriyat calls for complete shutdown on Feb 9,11
Srinagar, Feb 07: Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday announced a protest program on the anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru.
“The struggle and sacrifices rendered by great leader of Kashmiri freedom struggle Muhammad Maqbool Butt and son of Kashmir Muhammad Afzal Guru are glorious chapter of our resistance history. Indian not only hanged these Kashmiris at gallows but also has kept their mortal remains under its custody till now. The struggle, passion for freedom and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris will always remain a beacon light for Kashmiri Nation,” Joint Hurriyat said as per a statement issued.
Giving details of protest on these days, Joint Hurriyat said that on the anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru on Saturday’ 9th February, a complete protest shutdown will be observed across the valley.
“On 10th February, prayers will be held in all main Masjid’s for these martyrs,” Joint Hurriyat said.
Recalling the sacrifice of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, a complete shutdown will be observed on Monday, 11th February 2019, Joint Hurriyat said.
Besides this protest shutdown, a protest will be held at Lal Chowk Srinagar, demanding the return back of mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat to their mother land for a proper burial.
“A memorandum will also be sent to UN secretary general, demanding for the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru,” Joint Hurriyat said.