05, February 2018
The Kashmir Martyrs' Day
13 July 1931
The Kashmir Martyrs’ Day: Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir is observed on July 13 every year not only on both sides of the Line of Control but also all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in 1931 to free Kashmir from the brutalities of despotic Dogra rulers. The tragic day is the milestone in the history of the Kashmiri struggle against foreign occupation. It was the revolt against atrocities on July 13, 1931, when people rose against the autocratic Dogra rule and protested against the prosecution of sympathizer of Kashmir struggle, Abdul Qadeer Khan Ghazi.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, today, as the day of reaffirmation of the pledge that they will continue the mission of their martyrs till the achievement of the inalienable right to self-determination.