Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday remembered its founding member, Aman Ullah Khan on his first death anniversary.
JKLF held a memorial meeting in which various resistance leaders and activists, intellectuals besides people from all walks of life participated.
Among those who participated and addressed the meeting included Abul Majeed Zargar, ZG Muhammad, Maulana Khurshid Kanoogo, Maulana Showkat Keng, Dr Zafar Mehdi, Abdul Kabir Sheikh (father of Sheikh Abdul Hamid), Ilyas Wani (brother of Ishfaq Majeed Wani), Muhammad Yasin Khan, Shakil Ahmad Qalandar, Jan Muhammad Matoo, Farooq Ahmad Nawaz, and others.
Various leaders from united resistance camp including Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Abdul Rashid Untoo, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Musaib Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Sideeqi, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Mir Ghulam Hassan, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Meraj ud din Rabani, Rameez Raja and others also participated in the meeting.
JKLF leaders Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Master Muhammad Afzal, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Siraj ud din Mir and Zahoor Ahmad Butt and others also participated in the memorial meeting.
While paying rich tributes to Aman Ullah Khan, speakers said that he was a noble son of this soil who from his youth till the time of his death remained steadfast and despite various hardships never budged or compromised on his principles.
Aman Ullah Khan was an ideologue, a great orator, prolific writer, a high class intellectual, a great patriot, a teacher, a political thinker and above all a humble Muslim who wrote hundreds of books, thousands of pamphlets, papers, columns and used his every ability for upholding the cause and interests of Kashmiris, asserted speakers.
While speaking on the occasion, JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik said that Aman was not only a great leader who led the nation on political front but an Intelligent and dynamic diplomat who championed the cause of Kashmir on international front too.
He was truly a pioneer, a herald of free Jammu Kashmir, a bright example of consistent struggle, a prolific politician and an intellectual of great repute, a diplomat and a leader whose struggle and sacrifices will always be remembered, added Malik.
He said that life and struggle of Aman is a testimony of his resilience and today when the struggle for freedom has entered into a new phase, we need to look and take note of his life and struggle.
While referring to recent events in Kashmir, JKLF chief said that today we are being threatened, intimidated and harassed and told that Kashmiri resistance will be dealt with iron hands. On the other hand we are being tempted in the name of Vajpayee doctrine and dialogue.
I want to clear here that dialogue with fascism is of no use and not possible and increase in oppression, suppression and tyranny will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris, Malik added.
He said that Kashmir is a dispute which needs a resolution and unless and until all three parties of this dispute including Kashmir, Pakistan and India sit down together on the same table without any precondition, dialogue is not possible and can never deliver.
On formation of Jan Sena to fight against Kashmiris, JKLF chairman according to the statement said, Lakhs of Indian army, paramilitary and police forces tried all their oppression and tyranny to curb Kashmiris but have failed and now some joker Sena is being sponsored by fascist rulers to fight against Kashmiris which is ludicrous and comical.
Malik said that Indian rulers and their partners in Kashmir should know that Kashmiri peoples struggle for freedom will continue till the achievement of the desired goal and no oppression, tyranny or suppression can succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris.
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