MIRPUR (AJK)-Kashmiri people, living at both sides of the Line of Control and rest of the world, observed Jammu Martyrs anniversary on Monday, to commemorate the supreme sacrifices rendered by over 250,000 Muslim residents of Jammu city and outskirts this day in 1947 while migrating to the newly-born homeland Pakistan.

The day is observed every year by the Kashmiris to remember the supreme sacrifices of lives rendered by those over 250,000 inmates of Jammu including women and children who were mercilessly slaughtered by the armed Hindu gangsters including the Indian occupied and the dogra military troops with the connivance of the dogra Hindu fanatics.

According to the independent historians and observers, least 0.6 million Muslims in Jammu region were assassinated in the first week of November 1947 by the armed extremist Hindus and Sikhs with the backing of the despotic dogra ruler under a pr-planned conspiracy to exercise the genocide of innocent Muslims population of Jammu.

The day is observed by every Kashmiri with the renewal of the pledge to continue the successfully-going struggle for freedom of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian clutches and till achievement of their globally-acknowledged birth right to self determination.

They vowed to continue their freedom-struggle with renewed resolve till last victory coupled with the heartfelt aspirations for the early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issues.

In Azad Jammu Kashmir, special ceremonies including seminars and symposiums were held in various parts of including the capital city of Muzaffarabad to pay glorious tribute to the Jammu martyrs, gunned down by the armed Hindu fanatics this day 70 years ago.

Addressing the ceremonies, speakers vowed to continue the mission of the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir till Kashmir Freedom movement reaches to its logical end.

Jammu Martyrs Day was marked with a mammoth ceremony hosted by the Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Movement and Jammu & Kashmir Milli Forum in Mirpur with AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider as chief guest and former Prime Minister and All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan in the chair.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir, speakers including the AJK PM, the ex prime minister, AJK minister for sports and Culture Ch Muhammad Saeed, minister for Food Syed Shoukat Ali Shah, MLA Ch Rukhsar Hussain, representative of Occupied Kashmir-based Muslim Conference Ishtiaq Hameed, Convener Jammu & Kashmir Freedom Movement AJK and Pakistan Chapter Dr Zahid Ghani Dar, APHC Jammu region chapter leader Muhammad Aslam Malik, Shabir Chaichi and others said that the best way to pay tribute to the martyrs of Jammu is to follow in their footsteps with the renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle for achievement of the birth right to self-determination.

Speakers recalled that the people of Jammu & Kashmir had decided with firm stand to attach their destiny with Pakistan even before the emergence of the country through unanimously approved July 19, 1947 historical resolution of accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in Srinagar.

Underlining unity among all political parties, the speakers underlined that the people of Jammu & Kashmir can perform an affective and result-oriented role for the settlement of the much-delayed Kashmir issue and they should be granted an opportunity to perform national responsibility to this direction.

Speakers called upon the international community to sincerely move for performing due global obligations to ensure early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue which involves the future of about 20 million people.

Speakers urged upon the world community and the international organisations to take immediate notice of the continued Indian state terrorism unleashed against the innocent freedom-loving people in occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

They called upon the comity of nations to perform its due global obligations to get the right to self-determination granted to Kashmiris, which India is denying since last seven decades by deviating from all international norms and commitments.

The speakers said that best way to pay tribute to the martyrs is to continue their mission till occupied land of Jammu & Kashmir is liberated from the long Indian subjugation.

The participants offered fateha for raising the status of the departed souls of the martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir and early success of the freedom struggle in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, the day dawned with special prayers at Fajr in all the prominent mosques for the early liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from Indian yoke, progress, prosperity and stability of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.