Adv Jalil Andrabi was among pioneers of present struggle: Malik

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Srinagar:  JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Saturday said Advocate Jalil Andrabi was among the pioneers of the present struggle.

He said being a successful jurist and a great intellectual, he was a courageous person who always cared and worked for the betterment of society and even sacrificed his life for the sacred cause.

Malik said this while addressing a seminar on ‘Shaheed I Insaaf advocates Jalil Andrabi’ organized by Kashmir bar association. Malik said that after receiving threats Jalil was advised to stay away from Kashmir but he refused to do so and courageously continued his struggle and sacrificed his life for the sacred cause.

“The nation of Kashmir has sacrificed lot for freedom but we need to show resilience, one face approach, dedication and steadfastness in the struggle.”

Meanwhile in connection with the martyrdom day of ‘Shaheed advocate Indrabi’ a JKLF spokesperson said that Quran Khawani was held at JKLF headquarter and other JKLF district offices. JKLF leaders, activists and admirers of martyrs in large numbers participated in the prayers meetings. A prayer meeting for martyrs was also held on the occasion.

During the prayers meeting special prayers were also held for ailing JKLF supreme leader Aman Ullah Khan who is ill from last many days. Participants prayed for the speedy recovery of the great leader who has sacrificed his whole life for the freedom of Kashmir. On the Occasion JKLF chairman while expressing concern over the deterioration of Aman sahib’s health appealed the nation of Kashmir to pray for his speedy recovery. Meanwhile JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned police teargas shelling on peaceful protesters of Maisuma and Kokerbazar during which many women have also been injured. Yasin Malik while condemning the police action said that peaceful protests and peoples voices are being suppressed by police force which speaks volumes about the oppression unleashed by India in Jammu Kashmir. Yasin Malik also prayed for the speedy recovery of injured women. (PTK)

Mirwaiz pays tributes to Andrabi

Srinagar: Paying glowing tributes to the prominent Kashmiri human rights lawyer, Jalil Andrabi on his 20th martyrdom anniversary, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday said his extrajudicial execution by government forces was highly unfortunate.

The Mirwaiz said Andrabi’s loss was damaging for Kashmir as he used to fight for the justice of the oppressed people and the victims of the human rights abuses.

The body of Andrabi, who was detained on March 8, 1996, in Srinagar by Major Avtar Singh of the 35th Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Indian Army, was three weeks later found floating in River Jhelum.

The Hurriyat (M) Chairman said that the autopsy on Andrabi had proved that he had been killed days after his arrest and as such was a victim of the custodial killings.

He said Andrabi was one of the real heroes of Kashmir who had sacrificed his life by standing up against oppression and suppression and by being the voice of the voiceless.

The Mirwaiz said Andrabi might have been killed but his voice could not be silenced nor would be the voice of countless Kashmiris whose voice was being stifled with oppressive tactics. (KNS)

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