- Martyrs Day omitted from list of gazette holidays after revocation of Article 370 in IOK
Martyrs Day Omitted From List Of Gazette Holidays After Revocation Of Article 370 In IOK
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Mon 13th July 2020 | 02:20 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jul, 2020 ) :It was the first time since the Partition that no holiday and official functions were held to commemorate the Kashmir Martyrs' Day on July 13, today, in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, following the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, last year, India had issued a list of gazette holidays for the occupied territory, omitting July 13 from the list.
"In December last year, the list of gazette holidays had no mention of martyrs' day on July 13. Therefore, the question doesn't arise of holding any official function or declaring a holiday on Monday," a senior official said in a media interview.
It was worth mentioning here that on the 13th of July 1931 when the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after another, who had turned up in thousands outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule.