Kashmir remembers the martyrs of July 1931 – Exclusive Pictures

 

Locals watch Martyrs’ Day ceremony from the window of their house near Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar,  Monday July 13, 2015.
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Martyr’s Day is observed on July 13 in Kashmir traditionally by both separatists and pro-Indian Kashmiris to commemorate the day in 1931 when the region’s Hindu king ordered more than 20 Kashmiri Muslims executed in a bid to put down an uprising.

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A Jammu and Kashmir policeman guards as he watches from a house window near the Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar,  Monday July 13, 2015.

Jammu and Kashmir police personnel present an honor guard at the Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar, Monday July 13, 2015.

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Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syed , along with party members pray at Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar, Monday July 13, 2015

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Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syed  lays a wreath on a grave at Martyrs’ Graveyard in Srinagar,Monday July 13, 2015.
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