Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front organised Iftaar at the Bund on Saturday, in which pro-freedom leaders from both factions of Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq among them, participated.
Leaders of resistance groups, religious organizations and intellectuals who spoke at the Iftaar hailed unity among the resistance camp.
They said it would benefit Kashmir cause and deter the government from carrying out its “anti-Kashmir policies such as Sainik Colony, Pandit townships and industrial policy.
About 2000 people participated in the iftaar.
Addressing the gathering, Malik gathering said the main objective was to bring together all the religious organizations irrespective of sects and send out a positive message. He said JLKF, and both the factions of Hurriyat Conference, would jointly fight against the anti-Kashmir policies.
“We won’t shy away from sacrificing our blood if it comes to that,” he said while condemning the house arrest of ailing resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani.
Malik said Geelani, who is suffering from multiple ailments, is not being allowed to perform his religious duties and the government stopped him from attending this iftaar as well.
Sheikh Showkat, a teacher of law at Central University, said it was a welcome development that instead of hotels, iftaars are being hosted in mosques.
“It is like ghar wapsi,” he said.