A LITTLE REMEMBERED KASHMEERI UPRISING IN LAHORE
13TH JULY 1931 LAHORIS KEEN TO LIBERATE KASHMEER
Proclamation of struggle against Dogars
The news reached Lahore that the Dogar Chiefs were inflicting great cruelties on the Muslim inhabitants of Kashmeer. Ghazi Abdul Qadeer had risen to the challenge. Lahore wanted to join the movement. People started collecting outside DELHI DARWAZA and to start the revolution, collected lots of DEGHS OF LAHORE. Boiling water was poured in the vessels and then red colour added to it. Citizen of Lahore dipped their shirts in the red colour and put the dyed red shirts on. With clear sign of oneness, a big procession started which turned into a phenomenal jalsa, and they were collected under the leadership of MAJLIS AHRAR OF LAHORE.
People were shouting the slogan again and again:
UTHO UTHO MOMINO RUKH KARO KASHMEER KA
RAJ KO TABAA KARO DOGAR BAY PEER KA
A loose translation is like this:
RISE RISE MOMINS AND TAKE DIRECTION OF KASHMEER
DESTROY THE REIGN OF THE DOGAR CHIEFS AND MAKE THEM WITHOUT LEADERSHIP
The slogan rang all over Lahore in sympathy of Kashmeer.
The emotional rapport was not merely of Majlis Ahrar but that of people of Lahore. In fact Majlis Ahrar made the fatal mistake of opposing Quaid-e- Azam and the concept of Pakistan. There they diverged into different woods and never recovered their initial impetus in Lahore. It goes on to show that Pakistan can never forsake Kashmeer. It is a part of Pakistan that is still under foreign control.