Programs held at Mazar-I-Shahida and Anchar Soura….
Programs held in Muzafarabad and Islamabad Pakistan too….
Srinagar, 30 March: Unity and oneness are key to success and disunity and confusion detrimental to it. Shaheed-I-Kashmir Ishfaq Majeed Wani changed history of Jammu Kashmir and led a historical people’s revolution for freedom. Shaheed-I-Sadaqat Shabir Sideequi was a great son of soil whose sacrifices will always be remembered. This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing a gathering at Anchar Soura today.
Terming his childhood friend and first commander in chief of Kashmiri freedom struggle Shaheed-I-Kashmir ishfaq Majeed Wani as a born leader, JKLF chairman said that the days and years of his life from 6th September 1966 to 30th march 1990 are shining marks of his prominence. He said that Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a humble slave of almighty Allah who tried to take his every step was for truth and justice. He was a symbol of Courage, Fearlessness, piousness, and passion, resistance against illegal occupation, injustice and tyranny. JKLF chairman said that Torture cells, jails and other oppression were not able to deter him from his path and he stood firm for freedom movement till his last breath.Terming his childhood friend and first commander in chief of Kashmiri freedom struggle Shaheed-I-Kashmir ishfaq Majeed Wani as a born leader, JKLF chairman said that the days and years of his life from 6th September 1966 to 30th march 1990 are shining marks of his prominence. He said that Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a humble slave of almighty Allah who tried to take his every step was for truth and justice. He was a symbol of Courage, Fearlessness, piousness, and passion, resistance against illegal occupation, injustice and tyranny. JKLF chairman said that Torture cells, jails and other oppression were not able to deter him from his path and he stood firm for freedom movement till his last breath.
Terming unity and oneness as important keys to success and disunity and confusion as detrimental for the righteous cause, JKLF chairman said that in 1990, Martyr Ishfaq Majeed Wani led a people’s revolution and on its very outset realized the importance of unity of Ummah. He along with his other friends visited every important leader and person and strived hard to forge unity among them and to a large extent succeed in his endeavor. The main success of the people’s revolution for freedom in 1990 was in fact its unique unity and oneness and whole world saw Kashmiris on roads and streets in thousands demanding Freedom with one voice. JKLF chairman said that the doctrine of unity and oneness left behind by Shaheed I Kashmir ishfaq Majeed wani is still relevant and dearer to JKLF and this is why JKLF and its leadership always loves and strives for unity and will always stand for this important ingredient for attaining freedom and right to self determination. JKLF chairman said that JKLF is an ideology and romance for freedom, this is why history finds its leaders right from Father of nation Muhammad Maqbool Butt to Shaheed-I-Kashmir Ishfaq Majeed Wani in first row at the time of rendering sacrifice and today when we are recalling the sacrifice of our beloved leader, we reiterate our pledge to take their mission forward at every cost.
JKLF chairman said that it was Ashfaq Majeed Wani’s gallant leadership in 1988 that gave courage to hundreds and thousands of young men to stand up for the cause of freedom and independence. Ishfaq Majid Wani led this people’s revolution in 1990 and changed the 5000 year old history of Kashmir. It was his leadership that unified a nation which was tagged as coward and inactive for a just cause and history bears a witness that thousands of young people followed Ishfaq Majeed Wani and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their nation and till today this process of sacrifices is going on unabated and on daily basis and our young heroes are sacrificing their lives for the righteous cause. Incarcerated JKLF chief said that bravery, courage and truthfulness were blended in his blood and cold weathers or hot seasons always failed to stop his march towards truth. He said that Pass out of Tyndale Biscoe school and high class intellectual Shaheed Ashfaq Majeed was a follower of Quran and Sunnah, a heroic commander, a wise political leader, a refined diplomat, a fiery speaker, a respected student and a great athlete .Above all he was an inspiring personality who had courage to call a spade a spade and look into the eyes of tyrant and oppressors and fight against it with firmness, added Yasin Malik.
While paying tributes to martyr Shaheed I Sadaqat Shabir Ahmad Sidiqi and Dargah Hazrat Bal martyrs, JKLF chairman said that Shaheed Sidiqi sahib was a religious scholar of immense importance and a man of wisdom who strived and sacrificed his life for the freedom of Kashmir. Sidiqi sahib will also be remembered for his philanthropy and work in the field of education and religion. He said that Shaheed Shabir Sideequi changed the course of history and left a mark on it. JKLF chairman said that nation of Kashmir is indebted to martyrs like Shaheed-I-Sadqat and whenever history of revolution is written his name will figure in it with golden words.
While condemning the ongoing oppression unleashed on Kashmiri inmates, JKLF chairman said that Kashmiri prisoners are being terrorized by so-called biggest democracy. He appealed ICRC and other international human rights organizations to intervene and save the lives of these inmates. Yasin Malik on the occasion prayed to Allah for the elevation of the status and abode of these martyrs in Jannah and to accept the sacrifices rendered by these great men.
Meanwhile a prayers meeting in connection with the martyrdom day of Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Shabir Sidiqi, doctor Abdul Ahad Guru and advocate Jalil Andrabi, Shuhada-I-Hazratbal and other martyrs was held at Martyrs Graveyard (Mazar-I-Shuhada) Eid Gah today. Led by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, a large number of people, admirers of great martyrs along with various JKLF leaders and activists participated in the prayers meeting. Rich tributes were paid to martyrs on the occasion. Various resistance leaders were also present on the occasion. Brother of Shaheed I Kashmir Ilyas Majeed Wani, along with brothers of Shaheed Shabir Sideeqi, jenab Syed Gulzar Ahmad Sideeqi and Syed Mushtaq Ahmad Sideeqi were also present in the prayers meetings and prayed for great martyrs.
Meanwhile on the eve of Martyrdom days of great martyrs Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Syed Shabir Sideeqi, doctor Abdul Ahad Guru, advocate Jalil Indrabi and Martyrs of Dargah, JKLF Azad Kashmir/ Pakistan chapter today staged a peaceful Sit-inat Burhan Chowk near Press Club in Muzaffarabad against continued cross firing and shelling on ceasefire Line. It was led by Abdul Hameed Butt, Saleem Haroon, Dr. Toqeer, Manzoor A. Chishti and Sajid Sidiqi. Participants paid rich tributes to great martyrs. Participants of the peaceful sit-in sat demanded immediate end to cross firing on Cease Fire Line and withdrawal of forces from Jammu Kashmir. Hundreds of local people and Muhajireen participated in the protest that started at 10:30 till 1:30.Simultaniously a memorandum was handed over by a group of four JKLF leaders led by M. Rafiq Dar to UNMOGIP office Islamabad, Pakistan for UN Sec. Gen. who was urged to play his role in saving lives of innocent on CFL and resolve Kashmir dispute to ensure the stability and peace of South Asian region. The other members of the group were Sardar Anwar, Manzoor A. Khan and Kashif Abbasi.