SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) paid tribute to Dr Abdul Ahad Guru on Thursday, even as it organised a blood-donation camp in summer capital of the state in his memory.
Chairman JKLF, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said Kashmiris are “indebted to martyrs like Shaheed-e-Hikmat Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, who laid down their lives for the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir”.
In a statement issued here, Malik, termed Dr Guru a “legend who will always be remembered for his struggle, humanity, excellence in the field of medical profession, social work, philanthropy, and sacrifice”.
“Dr Guru’s struggle and sacrifices holds a unique place in the history of Kashmir. People like him are crown of nations and symbol of glory,” he said.
“Kashmir’s freedom struggle was started and nourished with the blood of great intellectuals, scholars, social leaders, teachers, and lawyers. Dr Guru was the first Kashmiri Muslim who perfumed an open-heart surgery in Kashmir, writing a new chapter in the medical history of this nation,” he said.
“His efforts for making SKIMS a well-established healthcare centre cannot be forgotten. He was a selfless and noble soul,” Malik said.
The party organised a blood-donation camp at Hameed Blood Bank, Abi Guzar.
As homage to Dr Guru, several of its leaders and activists donated their blood, which will be used “for the welfare of humanity”.