Maulvi Farooq Anniversary: Mirwaiz To Lead Procession From Jamia Today

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SRINAGAR — Awami Action Committee (AAC) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a peaceful procession from Jamia Masjid to the martyrs’ graveyard at Eidgah on Tuesday to mark the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Maulvi Muhammad Farooq.

“After Zuhr prayers at Jamia Masjid tomorrow a  peaceful procession will be taken out from Jamia masjid to martyrs graveyard in Eidgah Srinagar led by chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in which people from all walks of life will participate with discipline to pay tribute to their leader and a peaceful rally will be held at eidgah later,” said an AAC spokesman.

He said an AAC workers’ rally was held at its headquarters at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal in connection with the “commemoration of martyrdom anniversary of its founder chairman shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq. Hundreds of workers and AAC activists from valley attended the rally, he said.

AAC chairman Mirwaiz Umar presided over the rally. “Paying tributes to their dear leader, AAC workers reiterated the pledge that they will pursue the path shown by their visionary leader who throughout his life championed the cause of the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue and was a great advocate of Indo-Pakistan friendship,” said the spokesman.

“A complete shutdown will be observed tomorrow in memory of Shaheed-e-Millat, martyrs of Hawal and all the tens of thousands of Kashmir’s martyrs since 1990,” said the spokesman.

Forged unity among Ummah: Farooq

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday paid glowing tributes to Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq on his 29th death anniversary.

In his message, Dr. Farooq said, “Late Mirwaiz was known for his literary endowments and social service. The traditional role played by Mirwaiz family in the field of education and social service is commendable. Late Miwaiz throughout his life made earnest efforts to forge unity among Muslim Ummah.”

According to a statement, Dr Farooq said the late Mirwaiz throughout his life devotedly rendered his services for up-gradation of Islamia School.

“On this day I pay glowing tributes to him,” Dr Farooq said.

Salahuddin blames ‘secret agents of enemies’ for assassination

 United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin has paid tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulana Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on their anniversaries and blamed “secret agents of enemies” for their assassination.

“These leaders by sacrificing their lives made it clear to the enemies that freedom is the only solution to Kashmir issue,” UJC spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain in a statement issued to a local news agency quoted Syed Salahuddin as saying.

“The blood of martyrs never goes waste,” Syed Salahuddin, who is also the chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, said.

He hailed the contribution of the Mirwaiz family towards the “freedom movement and Islam.”


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