Srinagar: A prominent member of Mirwaiz family, Muhammad Afzal Shawl,passed away on Sunday morning in Islamabad Pakistan.
He was the son of late Ghulam Jeelani Shawl and grandson of late Saad-u-Din Shawl, a Muslim Conference leader associated with the political movement in J&K . Late Afzal Shawl was the son-in-law of the late Mirwaiz Mohammad Nooruddin Shah, founding member of the Muslim Conference who was exiled to Pakistan in1947 while serving a jail sentence at the central jail Srinagar.
As the news of his demise reached Srinagar,People have been expressing their condolences with Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under continuous house arrest .
Meanwhile, APHC, Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC), Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam and Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar in a joint statement expressed grief over the death of Muhammad Afzal Shawl and while paying glowing tributes to the deceased expressed sympathy and solidarity with the entire Mirwaiz and shawl family.