Jammu, Nov 04: In Indian- administered Kashmir, as a part of its martyrdom-week activities, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) organised a get together of the survivors whose parents or grandparents were butchered during the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by Maharaja forces at the behest of India in the first week of November in 1947.
Seven survivors who participated in the interaction on the invitation of JKPM narrated heartrending accounts of how their parents and grandparents were massacred in the supervision of Maharaja’s wife Maharani Tara Devi.
Seven survivors from Udhumpur, Reasi and Ustaad Mohalla participated in the special meet organised in the memory of Jammu Martyrs.
Master Abdul Rashid Malik, a retired teacher form Reasi burst into tears while narrating how eleven persons of their seventeen-member family were butchered ruthlessly.
The 76-year-old Rashid Ahmed recollected that after fleeing from Srinagar and reaching Jammu, Maharaja had dispatched a special squad along with the members of the Hindu fanatics to eliminate their family.
Similar recollections were made by 72 years old Ch. Raj Muhammad of Udumpure who is settled in Jammu now.
He said seven persons of their eleven-member family were butchered by Maharaja’s military at Nagrota. Five more people who narrated the emotional accounts of the tragedy suffered by their gamilies including Abdul Majeed Khan, Sikander Khan, Dil Muhammad, Noor Ali and Roshan Din.
The senior vice chairman of the JKPM while speaking on the occasion said the Hindu Fanatics who were hand in glove with the Maharja’s forces had taken revenge from the Jammu Muslims for supporting the Muslim Conference.(KMS )