Best tribute to Iqbal is to unite for freedom: Mirwaiz

Best tribute to Iqbal is to unite for freedom: Mirwaiz
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SRINAGAR: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said the best tribute to Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal was to follow the path shown by him and bring unity and uniformity among ourselves to take the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion for which lakhs of Kashmir’s have given sacrifices.
Paying glowing tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East on his 79th death anniversary, Chairman of APHC, who continues to be under house arrest from past more than one month, said that Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature and full of the concept of ego (Khudi) as well as the realization of the creator of the universe. His poetry has always played a guiding role for whole Ummah. Mirwaiz said that Allama was the first person to give the concept of two nation theory and idea of Pakistan.
Adding, Allama had roots in Kashmiri and he always felt the pangs and pain of the pitiable condition of Kashmiris under the rule of autocracy.
He always raised a strong voice against the pathetic political and economic condition of Kashmiris prevailing in those days. He said even though Allama was a poet of universal repute, his heart, however, was with Kashmir and Kashmiri’s and he would always express his painful feelings over the helplessness of the people of Kashmir.
Mirwaiz said Allama longed to see the people of Kashmir free and living in dignity, with honor. He, however, said as the entire world was observing 79th death anniversary of Allama.
Kashmir continues to remain chained in the shackles of occupation and indignity. He said Kashmir was passing through the similar despotic rule at present as it was during the days of autocracy.

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