Mushaal Hussein Mullick said on Tuesday that the Narendra Modi-led India was making every effort to weaken the Kashmiri spirit of freedom.
In a video message on Kashmir Martyrs Day, she said Kashmiris would not be intimidated and such actions would just strengthen their commitment to liberation, said a press release.
She said that day 22 Kashmiris were martyred by the troops of the Dogra Maharaja for appearing outside the Central Jail in Srinagar.
Mushaal, who is the wife of detained Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, paid tribute to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 who sacrificed their lives against the personal rule of Dogra imperialism.
She said no less brutal than the Dogra force, the Indian occupation forces have martyred hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris and grievously hurt millions of families in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
She said the troops had killed 22 Kashmiris one after another outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against Abdul Qadeer when a young man started the call to prayer (Azaan) but was shot dead by the Maharaja’s soldiers. Thus, 22 youth sacrificed their lives till the completion of Azaan, she said.
She said that India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, are aimed at erasing the distinct identity of the people of Kashmir.