Srinagar: JKLF today said that Shaheed-e-Kashmir Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a great leader who strived for the freedom of Kashmiri nation and sacrificed himself for the righteous cause.
This nation can never forget the struggle and services of this great soul, said chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik while addressing a meeting organized in remembrance of great Kashmiri resistance leader Ashfaq Majeed Wani on his martyrdom day.
Malik said that Ashfaq Majeed Wani was a born leader and the days and years of his life from 5th September 1966 to 30th march 1990 are a shining evidence of his greatness.
Malik said that torture cells, jails and other means of oppression could not deter Wani from his way and he stood firm in the way of freedom movement till the moment of his martyrdom.
People who think that peoples revolution in 1990 was an outcome of 1987 election rigging are wrong. In fact the struggle for freedom led by leaders like Ashfaq Majeed sahib was not the outcome of any election but it was an ongoing process which was accelerated by Maqbbol Butts martyrdom in 1984, Malik said.
While paying tributes to other martyrs like Shabir Ahmad Sidiqi and martyrs of Dargah Hazrat Bal, Malik said that Sidiqi sahib was a religious scholar and a man of wisdom who strived and sacrificed his life for the freedom of Kashmir.
Sidiqi sahib will also be remembered for his philanthropy and work in the field of education, he said.
Later, a prayer meeting in connection with the martyrdom day of Ashfaq Majeed wani, Shabir Sidiqi, doctor Abdul Ahad Guru and advocate Jalil Andrabi and other martyrs was held at Mazar I Shuhada Eid Gah today. (PTK)
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