JRL Calls Protest Shutdown On Feb 9, 11 to Mark Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru Anniversaries

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 7: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for complete protest shutdown on February 11 and 9 to mark the hanging anniversaries of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru respectively.

“The struggle and sacrifices rendered by great leader of Kashmiri freedom struggle martyr Muhammad Maqbool Butt and son of Kashmir martyr Muhammad Afazl Guru are glorious chapter of our resistance history,” said the JRL, in a statement. “Indian not only hanged these Kashmiris at gallows but also has kept their mortal remains under its custody till now.”

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said the struggle, passion for freedom and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris will always remain a beacon light for Kashmiri nation.

“On 10th February, prayers will be held in all main Masajid for these martyrs,” said the JRL.

They said that a protest demonstration will be held at Lal Chowk Srinagar demanding the return of mortal remains of Butt and Guru.

“A memorandum will also be sent to UN secretary general, demanding for the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru,” they said.

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