SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Kashmir’ Ishfaq Majeed Wani who was killed on third day of Ramadhan in 1990.
Recalling his “childhood friend”, Malik in a statement said, “It was Shaheed Ashfaq Majeed’s desire to embrace martyrdomon Friday, while fasting and he had written it on the first page of his personal dairy.”
“Ashfaq Majeed Wani was a born leader, a humble slave of Allah Almighty who strived in the way of truth and justice. He was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion and resistance against the false and injustice. It was Ashfaq Majeed Wani’s gallant leadership in 1988 that gave courage to hundreds of young men to stand up for the cause of freedom. He 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 people followed Ashfaq Majeed Wani in this struggle.”
“Ashfaq Majeed was a follower of Qur’an, a brave commander, a wise political leader, a refined diplomat, a fiery speaker, a respected student and a great athlete. He was a true picture of great predecessors and follower of the father of nation Mohammad Maqbool Bhat Shaheed,” JKLF chairman said.