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Pro-freedom Sikh Group Pays Tributes of Makbool Bhatt and Afzal Guru

February 11, 2019 | By

Amritsar: Dal Khalsa on Friday paid rich tributes to Maqbool Bhat and Janab Afzal Guru on their martyrdom day that falls on 9th and 11th of Feb, saying that they sacrificed their lives to ensure the people of Kashmir get freedom from India.

Party leader Harpal Singh Cheema and Kanwarpal Singh said the Indian state hanged Bhatt on 9th Feb in 1984 and set is soul free, which through multiple mouths was shouting for Kashmir’s Azaadi, a statement issued by the party said today.

Dal Khalsa president Harpal Singh Cheema (L) and spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh (R) [File Photo}

Highly critical of the secret execution of Afzal Guru, the Sikh organization said the hanging of Guru was a purely political decision taken by then Indian government to appease the majority community and consolidate their vote-bank.”.

Criticizing the Indian state for “its arrogant attitude” towards struggling peoples and nationalities, they said like in Afzal Guru case, the state has not returned the mortal remains of Bhat.

“This deprived both the families of their right to perform last rites of their kin as per their faith and beliefs. This is worst kind of human rights violations,” they said.

Praising Bhat’s mother Bibi Shahmala for sacrificing her four sons for Kashmir cause, they termed her ‘courageous lady’ with whom they met in Trehgam few years ago.

“We admire her dedication, spirit and affection towards the martyrs of faith, because it’s rare to see.”

Expressing solidarity with struggling people of Kashmir, they urged representative organizations from Kashmir and Punjab to strengthen coordination among them against common oppressor (New Delhi).

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