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UJC remembers Gaw Kadal, Handwara martyrs on their anniversary


Srinagar, Jan 21 (KNS): United Jihad Council (UJC) on Monday remembered the slain civilians who were killed in Gaw Kadal massacre in the year 1990.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain while quoting its chief, Syed Salah-ud-din said, “The martyrs of Kashmir are the pearl of the crown of freedom struggle. On this day in Gaw Kadal, 55 civilians were killed in the year 1990 while as 26 were killed in Handwara. 29 years elapsed since the massacre took place but the day is not far when the blood of the slain civilians will bear fruit.”
He added that “In the year 1990, the then Governor Jagmohan had presumed that the people of Kashmir will succumb by the use of force but the military might has only given birth to thousands of militants.”
According to a statement, addressing a high-level meeting of UJC, Salah-ud-din expressed concern over the ‘plight of inmates’, saying that the health condition of inmates especially those lodged at Tihar Jail including Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Peer Saifullah, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Asiya Andrabi is deteriorating but are being deprived of proper medical facility.”
“It indicates that the lives of these leaders are being risked intentionally, which is dangerous and would have serious consequences,” he said, appealing the international human rights forums to look into the matter and take steps in this regard.
The meeting as per the statement also paid tributes to Gaw Kadal and Handwara martyrs and also to the slain Budgam militants killed in an encounter today. (KNS) 

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