Srinagar: Paying glowing tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East, Dr Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal on his 79th death anniversary, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest from past more than one month, said that Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature and full of the concept of ego (Khudi) as well as the realization of the creator of the universe. His poetry has always played a guiding role for whole Ummah.
In a statement to KNS, Mirwaiz said that Allama was the first person to give the concept of two nation theory and idea of Pakistan, adding, Allama was basically of Kashmiri origin and he always felt the pangs and pain of the pitiable condition of Kashmiris under the rule of autocracy, adding, he always raised a strong voice against the pathetic political and economic condition of Kashmiris prevailing in those days. He said even though Allama was a poet of universal repute, his heart, however, was with Kashmir and Kashmiris and he would always express his painful feelings over the helplessness of the people of Kashmir.
Mirwaiz said Allama longed to see the people of Kashmir free and living in dignity, with honor. He, however, said as the entire world was observing 79th death anniversary of Allama, Kashmir continues to remain chained in the shackles of occupation and indignity. He said Kashmir was passing through the similar despotic rule at present as it was during the days of autocracy.
Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman said the best way to pay tributes to Allama was to follow the path shown by him and bring unity and uniformity among ourselves to take the freedom struggle to its logical end for which lacs of Kashmiris have given huge sacrifices.
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