SRINAGAR: Awami Action Committee (AAC) held a meeting at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to finalise the preparations for observing the 51st death anniversary of Muhajir-e-Millat and Mufasir-e-Qur’an Mirwaiz Muhammad Yousuf Shah that falls on June 2 (17 Ramadhan).
A statement issued here said, on Friday, a recitation of Holy Qur’an will be held at the historic Jamia Masjid for Muhajir-e-Millat, Shaheed-e-Millat Moulana Muhammad Farooq and all martyrs of Kashmir, while as on 17 Ramadan (Saturday), a congregational gathering will be held post Zuhr prayers at historic Aali Masjid Eidgah to highlight the religious, social and political contribution of Muhajir-e-Millat in which religious and resistance leaders will pay homage to him.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will shed light on the battle of Badr also known as Jang-e-Badr and highlight the significance of this battle in the light of Islamic perspective which falls on the same day, the statement said.
Meanwhile, in connection with the death anniversary of Muhajir-e-Millat in PaK, a function will be organised at Municipal Corporation Hall Muzafarabad after Asr prayers which will be presided by PaK prime minister Raja Farooq Haider wherein tributes will be paid to Muhajir-e-Millat. The function will be organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Cell.
Meanwhile, speaking at a meeting on Wednesday, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stressed on remaining steadfast and forging unity on all fronts saying Kashmir movement was passing through an important phase. “It is time to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion,” he said.
The meeting strongly condemned the forces’ action of last Friday at the Jamia Masjid wherein dozens of worshippers sustained injuries in pellet firing. It said that entire area around the grand mosque is being deliberately turned into a military garrison to undermine the importance of Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, on the directions of AAC president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the delegations of AAC and APHC led by AAC youth president Sufi Mushtaq visited the residence of Abdul Qayoom Wani at Zainder Mohalla Habba Kadal to condole the sad demise of his sister-in-law. On the occasion, the delegation expressed sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for forbearance to the family.