Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers; Malik terms him ‘a great patriot’
SRINAGAR: Dr Mehraj-ud-Din Munshi, former Head of Department (HoD) Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar passed away on Monday. Hundreds of people attended his funeral prayers at Mirzabagh, Nigeen which were led by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others.
“Munshi was an ideologue of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF),” a JKLF spokesperson said. “He served jail sentences due to his political ideologies.”
Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said the demise of one of its ideologue Dr Mehraj-ud-Din Munshi has marked an “end to a golden page of our resistance and freedom struggle”. Malik in a statement termed Dr Mehraj as “most humble soul, a selfless Mujahid, an ideologue, a great freedom fighter, a great patriot, an unparallel intellectual and a symbol of struggle and sacrifices whose demise has orphaned us”.
“We all will always miss his fatherly affection. Doctor Sahib was wedded with freedom struggle from his school and college days. In 1990, when Kashmiris led by JKLF, started a people’s revolution, doctor sahib joined it and along with Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, Prof Abdul Ahad Wani, Prof Abdul Rehaman Wani, Jeelani sahib and others and provided a selfless intellectual backing to people’s revolution,” he said.
Malik said the deceased himself joined the struggle like a youth and defended it with all passion and enthusiasm. “He had to bear torture, interrogations and incarcerations during that time but never budged before tyranny and oppression. He had to live in exile for nine years but the love for this soil brought him back where till his last breath he stood firm with his ideology and resistance.”
“Today when Doctor Sahib has left for heavenly abode, we all pray for his heavenly abode and patience of his bereaved family,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, the Medical Faculty Association (MFA) of Government Medical College and Government Dental College held a condolence meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Principal/Dean GMC Srinagar and attended by faculty members of the college.
Several doctors including Sajja Qazi, Parvez Shah, Abdul Khaliq and Masood Tanvir paid rich tributes to the deceased. They lauded the contribution of Dr Mehraj-ud-Din both as clinician and as an academician. The members offered Fateha prayers for the departed soul.