Hurriyat Puts Off Martyrs Rally At Eidgah Today

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday announced that the commemorative public rally at Srinagar’s Eidgah on Thursday to observe the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammed Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone will not be held this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement issued to media, a Hurriyat Conference spokesperson said that the collective Fateh Khawani and commemorative public rally at the martyrs graveyard in Eidgah on May 21 to honour Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammed Farooq and Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and Hawal martyrs stands deferred in wake of the health advisory issued over the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Besides All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also continues to be under arbitrary house detention since August last year,” the spokesperson said.

He urged people to pray individually at home for the martyred leaders and the people, who laid down their precious lives in the Kashmir struggle from 1931 till date.

Describing Mirwaiz as a great preacher and religious scholar, the Hurriyat spokesperson said that his services in the educational and social upliftment of his people will always be recalled with respect.

“A dearly loved and popular leader Shaheed Mirwaiz led his people from the front in their political struggle. He was an advocate of the realisation of the will of the people of J&K in deciding their future, as well as a great believer of peace between the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan,” the spokesperson said.

Paying rich tributes to Abdul Ghani Lone, the spokesperson said that he was a heedful and fearless leader who sacrificed his life for his belief in a peaceful and pro-people resolution of the Kashmir issue.

“His contribution in the formation of people’s platform of Hurriyat conference is unforgettable,” the statement said, adding “The people of J&K will always remember these selfless leaders and will follow the path they showed,”

The Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat reiterated that it will pursue the vision and mission of these great stalwarts in seeking the resolution of the Kashmir conflict.

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