Ashfaq Majeed remembered on 27th death anniversary

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Srinagar—Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday paid tributes to Ashfaq Majeed Wani on his 27th anniversary observed on third of Ramazan.  

Malik recalled Wani as a ‘ fierce youth icon’ and a symbol of the Kashmir resistance. “This nation can never forget the struggles and services of this great soul”,  Malik said in a press statement. 

Ashfaq Majeed Wani wrote in his diary “I wish it is holy month of Ramazan and embrace martyrdom while fasting”. It was on the 3rd day of Ramazan in 1990 that 23 year old Wani was killed in an encounter in the Hawal area of old city, Srinagar.

“Ashfaq was a born leader, a humble slave of Allah almighty and a true warrior who whenever took, took it in the way of truth and justice.”

“He was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion, and resistance against the false and unjust”, Malik said.

According to Malik it was Ashfaq Majeed Wani’s ‘ allant leadership’ in 1988 that gave courage to hundreds of young men to stand up for the cause of freedom of our mother land. In 1990, Ashfaq Majid Wani led a people’s revolution which changed the 5000 year old history of Kashmir.

Malik said that his colleague was a “ racticing follower of Quran, a brave commander, a wise political leader, a refined diplomat, a fiery speaker, a respected student and a great athlete.”

Malik further said that a freedom struggle that has been nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs like Ashfaq cannot be defeated by any military might like India. “Today on the martyrdom day of this great son of soil we reiterate our pledge to take forward the sacred mission of these great martyrs to its desired goa

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