Maqbool Butt, Guru heroes of freedom movement: Shabbir

ISLAMABAD: Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru are heroes of the Kashmir’s freedom movement.

Shabir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the martyrs gave a new direction to the freedom struggle and rose up as heroes for the Kashmiri youths,reported KMS.

He also supported the shutdown call given by the pro-freedom leadership on February 9 and 11 which mark the martyrdom anniversaries of these leaders.

Reiterating the demand for return of mortal remains of both martyrs, he said, “India must bear in mind that no law in the world justifies harbouring any enmity towards the slain and to return the mortal remains to families is a 7moral responsibility levied upon it.”

Paying tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru, Shabbir Shah said that though he (Afzal) was hanged without informing his family but his martyrdom made him eternal. “Today, each and every child of

Kashmir takes the names of Shaheed Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Afzal Guru with utmost pride,” he added.

Shah said the hanging of Afzal Guru was the murder of law and justice for which the Congress and National Conference are directly responsible who played dirty politics. He said Indian Supreme Court’s judgment that Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the people of Iida is a hame to humanity.

He said that the world leadership, UN and EU must use their offices in securing the return of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Afzal Guru buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.