SRINAGAR: The daughter of late Moulvi Noor-ud-din Shah (RA) and aunt of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq passed away in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, a statement issued by the Awami Action Committee (AAC) said.
The deceased was the wife of late Muhammad Afzal Shawl. Moulvi Noor-ud-din Shah was a senior leader of the Muslim Conference and was imprisoned at the time of the Partition in1947 for his political ideology, the statement said.
“He (Shah) was straight away deported by authorities from jail to Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) along with his wife and little children and like Muhajir -e-Millat Mirwaiz Maulana Yousuf Shah, who had also been exiled to PaK, (was) declared an enemy agent by Indian and the state government,” it said.
AAC said it was the tragedy of Kashmir that “an artificial line” was drawn through our land and “thousands of families including the family of Mirwaizeen were divided and made to suffer as they are not even allowed to meet each other even in times of grief.”
“It is unfortunate that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq cannot visit his family and share their grief in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan as his passport stands impounded. Similarly, when Shaheed-e-Millat was martyred, his grieving sister, uncles, and close relatives were barred by the (Government of India) GoI from coming to Kashmir to console the family.”
AAC members convened a condolence meeting and expressed grief over the demise of Mirwaiz’s aunt. The members expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and offered Fateha prayers for the departed soul