Martyrs of Hawal, Mirwaiz Molvi M Farooq, Khawaja Lone eulogised.

ISLAMABAD -- All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter eulogised the sacrifices of prominent Kashmiri leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal on their martyrdom anniversaries here on Saturday.

Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was martyred by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on this day in 1990. On the same day, seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing on his funeral procession in Hawal area of the Srinagar city, a news release said.

Twelve years later, on this day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was assassinated by unknown attackers when he was returning after addressing a gathering at the Martyrs' Graveyard in Srinagar.

APHC-AJK and Kashmir Liberation Commission AJK (KLCAJK) jointly organized a seminar in Kashmir house Islamabad to pay tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries today.

APHC and AJK leaders including APHC AJK Convenor Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, chieff huest Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, Abdul Rashed Tarabi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, Afsar Khan, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb, Altaf Hussain Wani, Najeeb ullah and others were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the seminar, the speakers said Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone were the heroes of Kashmiris. They said India was victimizing the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders for challenging its illegal occupation of their homeland. The Kashmiri people would continue the mission of their martyrs till the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian yoke, they added.

The speakers said that the people of Kashmir would always remember the services of Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq and Khawaja Lone for the liberation, development and secure future of Kashmir. They said that both Hurriyat leaders fought tirelessly for the liberation of Kashmir amidst all the machinations, oppression and tyranny of India.

The speakers maintained that Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad...

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