SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said Shah-e-Hamadan (RA) taught us the lessons of Tawheed, God-fearing, self-confidence, self-respect and freedom. He also said killings, beatings, arrests and other “tyrannical” acts by India and its Kashmiri “stooges” confirms the fact that New Delhi is “holding Jammu Kashmir by its military and police might”.
As per a statement, Malik was addressing people at Khankah-e-Mua’lla, Srinagar on the occasion of Urs-e-Shah-e-Hamadan (RA). “The great spiritual saint not only led us on holy front but also brought a revolution in our economic and social life. He taught us self- respect and led this nation to an economic freedom. For qualities like these, Alama Iqbal remembered him with the title of ‘Salar-e-Ajam’,” he said.
JKLF chairman added, “Today when enemies of Islam and humanity have unleashed a war on us, we Kashmiris need to adhere to holy teachings of great predecessors like Shah-e-Hamadan and remain steadfast against falsehood, illegal occupation, tyranny and oppression. If Kashmiris want to transform their lives and change their destiny, they will have to move close to these great people and follow the teachings of these noble souls in letter and spirit.”
Condemning the “ongoing reign of terror” throughout Valley especially in south and north Kashmir, Malik said, “Indian army, police, SOG and other forces have unleashed worst kind of terror throughout Kashmir Valley. People (irrespective) of age and gender are being beaten and tortured; nocturnal raids, crackdown and arrests have become an order of the day. All this terror has been unleashed to put people into submission and finish their resistance against tyranny and occupation.”
He said from an 80-year-old man to a 10-year-old minor and ladies like Syeda Asiya Andrabi, all have been put in jails under ‘black law’ PSA. “A nation that has resolved to struggle for its freedom cannot be put into submission by NIA intimidations (which are) politically motivated acts,” he said.
“Despite all these Indian ploys and conspiracies, this people’s resistance will continue and no stone will be left unturned to take the blood soaked struggle of Kashmiris to its desired goal,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, a JKLF delegation led by its organiser Siraj ud Din Mir visited Qazipora, Tangmarg and participated in congregational prayer meeting for Mushtaq Ahmad Malik alias Babar and Saleem who were killed in 1991.
“Siraj ud Din was accompanied by JKLF district president Abdul Rashid Magloo, Molvi Reyaz, Sheikh Abdul Qayoom and others. (The) delegation paid rich tributes to these martyrs and expressed solidarity with their families,” the party statement said.