Maqbool Symbol of Kashmiri Identity: JKLF

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SRINAGAR: Describing its founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat as the “symbol of Kashmiri identity,” the JKLF on Wednesday said that the executed leader’s fight for a free and independent Jammu and Kashmir was a golden chapter in the state’s history.

At a meeting in Gandarbal ahead of Maqbool Day commemorating Bhat’s execution in Tihar Jail of New Delhi, the  acting JKLF chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, said that the party founder’s sacrifice was a reminder of how a lone individual had stood up to oppression and illegal occupation.

“We observe that day (Feb 11) to commemorate the exemplary sacrifice of our beloved leader,” he said.

“Under no circumstances can Maqbool’s sacrifice be expunged from our history or erased from our memory,” he said.

“We cannot forget how he was put to the gallows in Tihar Jail, and then buried in the prison grounds,” he said.

A number of Front leaders attended the key session held in the northern district.

The JKLF has slated a rally after Friday prayers tomorrow in memory of Maqbool Bhat.

 

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