Indian troops opened fire on protesters due to which several people were injured in Tehgam area of Kapwara district in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Tuesday which is the hometown of prominent Kashmiri martyred leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt.
The protest demonstration was organized on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, today.
Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged by India on this day in 1984 in Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail, Kashmir Media Service reported.
The troops arrested many protesters on the occasion. A spokesman for the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement in Srinagar said that Shah Himaly Begum, the mother of Shaheed Maqbool Butt, led the protesters.
The participants of protest demonstration demanded the release of all illegally detained Kashmiri leaders and activists including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Farooq Dar and Zahoor Ahmad Butt.
Zahoor Butt, the JKLF leader and brother of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, in a message from jail paid tributes to the martyred leader, saying that Maqbool Butt believed in armed struggle as India had always tried to buy time in the name of talks.
Rallies and functions were also held in different areas of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and capitals of some European countries including Brussels and London.
A complete shutdown is being observed today in Occupied Kashmir in the memory of Kashmiri liberation leader Muhammad Maqbool Butt on his 36th martyrdom anniversary.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders gave a call for the strike.
Note that Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th February 1984.
Indian officials put strict restrictions in IOK to avoid anti-Indian protests at the event of Butt’s martyrdom.
Various events have been organized in the world to remember Maqbool Butt’s martyrdom. Protests have been organized in Kashmir as well.
Note that curfew by Indian forces in IOK persists on 191st day today.
On the other hand, people held a protest in Srinagar against the murder of Kashmiri youngster Basit Khan.
Hindu terrorists killed Kashmiri young boy Basit Khan.
Protestors are demanding strict punishment to the culprit and compensation to Basit’s family members.