J&K Awami Action Committee reiterates commitment on 60th Foundation Day

SRINAGAR: On its 60th foundation day, the Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) reaffirmed its dedication to the vision and mission of its founder leader, “Shaheed-e-Millat” Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq.

“The AAC was established on June 20, 1964, by the young Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq as a representative forum to realize the aspirations and will of the people of J&K in resolving the Kashmir conflict. Throughout his brief but impactful life, the Shaheed leader tirelessly pursued this vision through peaceful and democratic means,” the AAC said in a statement.

It added, “Due to current restrictions and gags, no foundation day functions could be held by party cadres either at the party headquarters, Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal, or at any district and halqa offices. Party President Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s repeated house detention, which restricts his movement and contact with people and media, and disallows his participation in any political activity, also contributed to the absence of functions.”

In his message to party leaders and cadres, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed gratitude for their steadfast support despite facing “challenging times”. He acknowledged their unwavering commitment to the party’s principles.

Paying tribute to the leaders, cadres, and activists from Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq’s time to the present, Mirwaiz Umar described their contributions as invaluable and unforgettable for the people of J&K. “Those associated with the organization since its inception have adhered to the party’s principles and ideology without seeking personal benefit, which reflects their character and integrity,” he said.

Recalling the services of the “Shaheed-e-Millat”, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq noted that despite enduring imprisonment, harassment, and restrictions, he sincerely represented the aspirations of all people of J&K while advocating coexistence, goodwill, peace, and dialogue until his martyrdom in 1990.

Mirwaiz Umar reiterated his commitment to carrying forward the party’s unblemished legacy and advocating for dialogue and resolution. He also demanded the immediate release of all political leaders, activists, journalists, civil society members, and youths languishing in jails in Jammu and Kashmir and in prisons outside the region.

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