Jaleel Andrabi remembered

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Thursday held special prayers and paid rich tributes to slain human rights campaigner Jaleel Andrabi on his death anniversary.

Andrabi, who was one of the leading human rights activists of Kashmir, was found dead on March 27, 1996. He was killed in army custody and the main culprit in his killing was Major Avtar Singh, who committed suicide by shooting self in 2012 in California USA. 

Avtar was on wanted list of Interpol in connection with Andrabi’s murder.

Terming Andrabi as one of the pioneers of on-going struggle, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, said: “Besides being a worthy jurist, intellectual he was a courageous person who always cared and worked for the betterment of society and even sacrificed his life in this way.”

The JKLF chief added: “his replacement has not been yet found.”Malik said the work done by Andrabi on international forums is ‘unparallel and Kashmiri nation will always remember the great martyr for his sacrifices’. “Andrabi worked tirelessly for the just cause of freedom under the banner of JKLF and worked for safeguarding human rights of Kashmiris all over the world,” he said.“We are duty bound to continue the struggle for freedom that has been nourished by the sacred blood of our martyrs like Andrabi and no oppressive measures can deter us from this path,” the JKLF chairman vowed.A prayer meeting was held at JKLF headquarters in Maisuma and other district offices in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Andrabi.

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