Historic event of 13 July can never be erased: PAGD
Post by on Thursday, July 14, 2022
Srinagar, July 13: Paying homage to the martyrs of 13 July, 1931 Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Wednesday said that on this day, 91 years back 22 brave souls protesting against the tyranny of the autocracy were martyred.
A statement from the amalgam said that this historic event had shaken the foundations of the then oppressive power structure. This unprecedented incident proved to be a milestone in the long road of the people’s struggle for justice. Thus it marked the beginning of the mass awakening in Kashmir.
The barbaric killings of protesters shocked and infuriated the people who challenged the autocratic rule, the statement said.
The uprising against the tyranny and autocratic ruler laid a strong edifice for unifying the people, rising above narrow considerations that finally culminated in initiating a process of their empowerment, it added.
“Despite brazen assault on legitimate constitutional rights and suppression of civil liberties, democratic rights, curbing the media, indiscriminate arrests of political activists and youth under draconian laws like UAPA, PSA, people cannot be silenced for long,” the statement said.
Economy of the region is worsening, despite tall promises of development, investment and job creation. The fact remains, the erstwhile state of J&K lags far behind. Instead of creating new job opportunities, daily wagers, contractual employees, casual labourers, scheme workers and others are either not getting their wages regularly or are being altogether denied their dues.