SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said July 13, 1931 is a day when Kashmiri martyrs sacrificed their lives for a “sacred cause”.
“No one can ever forget or turn a blind eye towards these sacrifices,” Malik, who is detained at Kothi Bagh police station since July 6, said in a statement.
He said “July 13 martyrs teach us resistance and persistence and we as a nation owe reverence to them. The present struggle for freedom is actually a continuation of the struggle and sacrifices rendered by martyrs of 1931”.
“Kashmiris fully know that the mission for which martyrs of 1931 sacrificed their lives for is not yet accomplished and today when we are recalling theses sacrifices, we pledge to continue our struggle for complete freedom and self-determination and to face every hardship that comes this way,” he added.
Meanwhile, JKLF chief has expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of prominent social figure of Anantnag Ghulam Muhammad Sofi, father of senior resistance leader Mukthar Ahmad Sofi.
Terming the demise as a personal grief, Malik said the departed soul was a steadfast Muslim and selfless human whose departure has “saddened us all”.
JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt visited Anantnag and participated in the funeral prayers. He also expressed condolence with the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, a JKLF spokesperson in a statement said that police since past many days have not allowed anyone to meet Malik.