JKLF remembers Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shabir Sidiqui on anniversaries
SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said the unity is the key to success and disunity and confusion detrimental to it. He paid tributes to “Shaheed-e-Kashmir” Ishfaq Majeed Wani and “Shaheed-e-Sadaqat” Shabir Sidiqui on their anniversaries.
Addressing a public gathering at Anchar Soura here, Malik said, “Ishfaq Majeed Wani changed history of Jammu Kashmir and led a historical people’s revolution for freedom and changed the 5000-year-old history of Kashmir.”
Malik said on the very outset of the revolution, Ishfaq Majeed Wani realised the importance of unity of Ummah. He said the main success of the people’s revolution for freedom in 1990 was in fact its unique unity and oneness and whole world saw Kashmiris on roads and streets in thousands demanding freedom with one voice.
“The doctrine of unity and oneness left behind by Shaheed-e-Kashmir Ishfaq Majeed Wani is still relevant and dearer to JKLF and this is why JKLF and its leadership always loves and strives for unity and will always stand for this important ingredient for attaining freedom and right to self determination,” Malik said.
Paying tributes to Shabir Sidiqi and Dargah Hazratbal martyrs, JKLF chief said the “Shaheed-e-Sadaqat” was a religious scholar of immense importance and a man of wisdom who strived and sacrificed his life for the freedom of Kashmir.
“Sidiqi sahib will also be remembered for his philanthropy and work in the field of education and religion. He changed the course of history and left a mark on it. The nation of Kashmir is indebted to martyrs like Shaheed-e-Sadqat and whenever history of revolution is written, his name will figure in it with golden words,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, condemning the “ongoing oppression” unleashed on Kashmiri prisoners, Malik said they are being terrorised by the “so-called” biggest democracy. He appealed ICRC and other international human rights organisations to intervene and save the lives of these inmates.
Meanwhile, a prayer meet in connection with the anniversaries of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Shabir Sidiqi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and Advocate Jalil Andrabi, Shuhada-e-Hazratbal and other martyrs was held at ‘Mazar-e-Shuhada’ (martyrs graveyard) Eidgah.
Led by JKLF chairman Malik, a large number of people and resistance leaders participated in the meet.
JKLF PaK Chapter also staged a peaceful sit-in at Burhan Chowk near Press Club in Muzaffarabad against the continuous cross firing and shelling on ceasefire line, the statement said.
The sit-in was led by Abdul Hameed Butt, Saleem Haroon, Dr. Toqeer, Manzoor A. Chishti and Sajid Sidiqi. The participants demanded immediate end to “cross firing” on ceasefire line and withdrawal of forces from Jammu Kashmir.
A memorandum was also handed over by a group of four JKLF leaders led by M. Rafiq Dar to UNMOGIP Office, Islamabad, Pakistan for the United Nations Secretary General, who was urged to play his role in “saving the lives of innocent on CFL and resolve Kashmir dispute to ensure the stability and peace of South Asian region”, the JKLF statement said.