SRINAGAR: “Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Shaheed Advocate Jamil Chowdhry and others who laid down their lives for freedom of Jammu Kashmir, are our heroes whose struggle and sacrifices wrote a new chapter of resilience and resistance,” said Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday.
“Whosoever thinks of defeating a movement nourished by the sacred blood of these martyrs is living in a fool’s paradise,” Malik said in a statement.
JKLF on Sunday commemorated the “Aali Kadal martyrs” by organising a condolence cum prayer meet at Mazar-e-Shuhada, Eidgah, Srinagar. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Advocate Jamil Chowdhary, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmad Kuttay, Mustaq Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Mohammad were killed at Aali Kadal, Srinagar on 19 Nov 1992.
The meeting was attended by various JKLF leaders and activists including Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Master Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidhi, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Mohammad Yasin Bhat, Mir Siraj ud din, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Prof. Javed, Ashraf Bin Salam, Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) and others, a party statement issued here said.
JKLF chief in a statement said, “These great souls nourished the struggle for freedom with their blood and sacrificed their today for our better tomorrow. History bears witness to the fact that till date no freedom struggle has been defeated by oppression and tyranny.”
“Sheikh Abdul Hamid Shaheed and his companions embraced martyrdom and spilled their sacred blood into the waters of Jhelum, turned it red and thus wrote a new chapter of sacrifices and struggle. Today when we are remembering these noble souls, we pledge to take forward their mission to its cherished goal,” Malik said.