Martyrs Day Of Sopore

Martyrs Day Of Sopore

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By Iymon Ganaie A busy market place shields the green fenced graveyard at the town center. Shopping complexes shadow it. The entrance to the graveyard is closed, as if it has been never opened. Over the main entrance gate a hoarding announces, “Graveyard for the martyrs of 1931”. Inside, the gravestones are not visible.  They are covered with thick bushes and shrubs. There are six graves in the graveyard. Imtiyaz Ahmad who runs a bookstore next to the graveyard says that the busy market has shadowed the importance of the graveyard. “Sometimes, it becomes difficult to even figure out the

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