SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday held a condolence meeting for its deceased co-founder Amanullah Khan.
The meeting was held at JKLF’s Abi Guzar office, the front said in a statement issued here.
The leaders and activists of various pro-freedom parties including Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Nabi Sumji, intellectuals, human rights activists, students, and people from all walks of society participated in the meeting, it said.
Paying tributes to Khan, who died in Pakistan earlier this week, the speakers, as per the statement, said he was a symbol of “steadfastness, resilience, persistence, and sacrifices”.
Khan, they said, led Kashmiri nation at political, armed, social and diplomatic fronts, and left his mark in all these fields.
They described Khan as a “great organiser, a prolific writer and speaker, a seasoned diplomat, and a wise political leader”. He started the movement and it was his efforts and leadership that brought a historical revolution in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990, they said.
Speakers said Khan’s efforts to internationalise Kashmir issue can never be ignored or overlooked by anyone.
The meeting concluded with JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, thanking everyone for their condolences over Khan’s death.
“Despite some ideological differences, the way the resistance camp, including its armed constituents, unanimously showed their love and affection for Aman sahib and expressed condolence at his demise is a healthy and positive sign for the freedom movement,” he said. “It has once again proved that we are one for the liberation of our land from Indian occupation.”