Srinagar, November 06: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control observed Jammu Martyrs Day, today. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims were killed in the first week of November in 1947 by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh, Indian army and Hindu hooligans in different parts of Jammu region while they were migrating to Pakistan.
A seminar was organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar, today, to pay tributes to Jammu martyrs. The function was addressed by APHC leader Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi and others.
The Chairman of Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in their separate statements paying tributes to the 1947 martyrs of Jammu said that their sacrifices would remain unforgettable in the history of Kashmir.
In Muzaffarabad, Kotli and Sialkot, rallies and demonstrations were held to pay tributes to the Jammu martyrs. Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Chaudhry Muhammad Ishaq, Dr Zahid Ghani Dar, Mushtaqul Islam and others addressed on the occasions.
A function was also held at APHC AJK office in Islamabad with its Convener Ghulam Muhammad Safi in the chair. Others who addressed the function included Muhammad Saghir Chughtai, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and others.