JKLF remembers Moulana Showkat on his death anniversary


Srinagar: JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said the charismatic and multi-dimensional personality of Shaheed-Itehad-I-Millat Moulana Showkat is unforgettable and no Kashmiri can ever overlook his sacrifices and struggle.

“His struggle for freedom and efforts to eradicate sectarianism from Jammu Kashmir will always be remembered,” this Malik stated while addressing a gathering at JKLF headquarters on Friday.

The meeting was organized to remember Showkat Ahmad Shah who embraced martyrdom on 8th April 2011. The meeting was attended by various JKLF leaders and senior activists.

In his address Malik who was speaking in a condolence meeting of JKLF in this regard said that Moulana Showkat worked continuously for the cause of freedom and his efforts for the unity of Ummah, promotion and publication of Quran and Sunnah.

“His zeal to promote authentic Quran and Sunnah and communicating it to the new generations, his philanthropy, his works in the field of education and social work, his dream of an Islamic University, establishing free or nonprofit based heath care centers and his leadership, all these qualities bear a witness to the fact that Moulana Showkat was a legendary figure who cannot be ignored even by his enemies.”

Malik said Showkat sahib worked day in and day out for the cause of unity among the Muslims of Jammu Kashmir. “He was a great scholar, brave and straight forward human being, a loving and caring brother and a person who always gave priority to human cause. His social work, philanthropy and leadership will be always remembered,” he said.

JKLF chairman said that Showkat Sahib was a brave son of soil who despite many adversities remained steadfast to the cause, embraced martyrdom and attained immortal success but those who conspired and attacked Showkat Shaheed got nothing but everlasting shame and disgrace.

Speaking on the occasion other speakers including JKLF vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt threw light of the Multi-dimensional personality of Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah. Speakers said that Showkat sahib through his valiant efforts in the fields of religion, social life and politics captures a high place in the history of Kashmir. “He was a scholar, a prolific speaker, an educationist, a social worker; a political leader and a person who always loved to promote unity and love in the ranks and files of Kashmiri Muslims,” they said.

Speakers said that Moulana Shaheed was like Moulana Sanaullah Amratsari, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Moulana Altaf Hussain Hali for Kashmir. “He always stood tall and will stay tall for ages to come,” added speakers. Speakers said that it was his wisdom and hard work that unnerved many of his enemies and that is why they adopted the theory and philosophy of Ibn Maljam and conspired to kill Moulana Showkat. They said that the freedom struggle of Kashmir was indebted to him. (PTK)


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