SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday addressed a Muharram procession at Hassanabad Rainwari.
Malik said that the aacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) and his family at Karbala is a glorious page of Islamic history that will always remain a source of inspiration for all those who stand against tyranny and oppression. He said Karbala teaches us to remain steadfast against tyranny, oppression and falsehood and the resistance of the people of Jammu Kashmir is also a continuation of Karbala. He said that the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and his companions mark a distinction between truth and falsehood and this day teaches us an ultimate lesion that in the lasting battle between truth and false, oppressor and the oppressed, the last triumph always belong to the oppressed and truth.
Malik added that the resistance in Jammu Kashmir, Palestine, Myanmar and many other places are also continuation of Karbala as oppressed people of these regions are resisting the forces of evil, tyranny and oppression from a long time. He said that Shumar and Ibn Ziyad like forces are even now operating with impunity. “These forces are killing, caging and humiliating humans shamelessly and main objective of these forces is to suppress freedom of humans, suppress their voices and promote subjugation and slavery.” Emphasizing the need of unity among Muslims, JKLF chairman said that our Allah is one, our prophet (SAW) is one, Kaaba and Kalma are also same.
“If we all accept and adhere to these basics, how can we be enemies or even adversaries to one another,” Malik said.
“By calling for unity among Muslims, we are not suggesting that anyone among us should do away with his or her creed or interpretation but following ones creed and interpretation should not also mean that we consider or name others as ignorant, Kafir or Jahil.”
Meanwhile Malik was Thursday stopped from entering the residence of senior resistance leader Syed Ali shah Geelani at Hyderpora where he was scheduled to attend a seminar on Ashoora. JKLF has strongly condemned the “undemocratic attitude of rulers and police highhandedness”.