Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Thursday said Kashmir should celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with austerity.“A nation that has lost 80 of its beloved son’s in a span of only 60 days, whose 10, 000 people got injured by bullets, shells and pellets, and whose more than 600 have been hit in their eyes cannot celebrate the holy festival of Eid-Ul-Azha, but with utmost austerity and simplicity,” he said in a statement issued here.
Malik, who, along with other JKLF leaders, is languishing in Humhama police station, appealed people of the state to show “magnanimity, humility and humanity”.
“During the last more than 60 days, curfew and other restrictions have shattered our daily life, and today, when Eid ul Azha, marking the occasion of ultimate sacrifice for truth, is approaching, we all, through our deeds, should prove that ours is a living nation that cares for its
Malik said that people should sacrifice one animal per family against the trend of sacrificing an animal per individual and use the saved money to help the “affected and needy people in our surroundings”.
“Hajj teaches us discipline, devotion, caring for others, and unity, and today, in the hardest days of our lives, the nation of Kashmir needs to engross all these worthy teachings and lessons and maintain modesty, harmony, unity, humility and simplicity while observing the sacred occasion of Eid,” he said.
Meanwhile, JKLF said its vice-chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, addressed a gathering at Nasrullahpora, Budgam, while JKLF zonal president, Bashir Kashmiri, and others attended a Jalsa at Palpora Noorbagh.