SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday to commemorate the 20th death anniversary of pro-freedom leader and religious scholar Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad.
Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik Thursday paid tributes to Qazi Nisar and reiterated the call for shutdown on Monday to mark the start of the front’s ‘Quit Kashmir’ movement.
In a press statement, Malik said Nisar’s “struggle and sacrifices” cannot be ignored.
“We all express our love for this noble soul. He was a great Kashmiri scholar and leader,” he said.
The JKLF chairman said Nisar was a leader who strived for safeguarding the Muslim identity of Kashmir.
“We all shall follow his footsteps and come forward to save our national identity and resistance movement,” Malik said.
“The ‘enemies’ of Jammu and Kashmir are again out to destroy our Muslim identity. RSS and BJP are planning to declare the refugees as the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, and thus change the demography of our state. We will not remain silent over their nefarious designs,” he added, reiterating that his ‘Quit Kashmir’ movement will start on June 23.