While recalling the struggle and sacrifices of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said he was a born leader, a humble slave of Allah Almighty and a true warrior.
“He was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion, and resistance against the false and injustice,” Malik said in a statement issued here.
He said that it was Wani’s gallant leadership in 1988 that gave courage to hundreds of young men to stand up for the cause of freedom of our motherland.
“Wani led a people’s revolution in 1990 and changed the 5000-year-old history of Kashmir. It was his leadership that united a nation which was tagged as coward and inactive, for the just cause of freedom and history bears a witness that thousands of young Kashmiris followed Ashfaq Majeed Wani in this struggle,” he said.
Malik said that Shaheed I Kashmir was a practising follower of Quran, a brave commander, a wise political leader, a refined diplomat, a fiery speaker, a respected student and a great athlete.
He said that Ashfaq was a true successor of father of nation Mohammad Maqbool Bhat Shaheed who endeavoured hardships but never budged before the forces of ‘falsehood and oppression’.
Malik said that a freedom struggle that has been nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs like Wani cannot be defeated by any military might like India and today on the martyrdom day of this great son of soil “we reiterate our pledge to take forward the sacred mission of these great martyrs to its desired goal.”