Muzaffarabad (February 09, 2018): The February 09 is being celebrated as the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru whom India secretly hanged and buried inside the Tihar jail complex on February 9, 2013.
It triggered protests in Kashmir and widespread condemnations from various political and human rights organisations.Afzal Guru was convicted in 2001 Parliament attack case and awarded death sentence. Afzal had always denied plotting the attack at Indian parliament, which left 14 dead, including five militants.
In the past four years, during his martyrdom anniversary, a complete shutdown was observed in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and protest demonstrations were held to demand the return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru. In their statements and meetings, all the leaders of the freedom movement of Kashmir paid glowing tributes to the martyr Muhammad Afzal Guru who sacrificed his live for the Kashmir cause. In fact, the very tragedy of Kashmiris had started after 1947 when they were denied their genuine right of self-determination.They organized themselves against the injustices of India and launched a war of liberation which New Delhi tried to crush through various forms of brutalities. Since 1947, in order to maintain its illegal control, India has continued its repressive regime in the Indian-Held Kashmir through various machinations.