Reyaz Dar, a close associate of Maqbool Butt expires in Muzaffarabad

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By Fast Kashmir on 14/08/2018.

Reyaz Dar, a close associate of Maqbool Butt expires in Muzaffarabad

Funeral prayers in absentia held at Lal Chowk Srinagar for the deceased.


Srinagar, 14 August: Foremost and passionate freedom lover Reyaz Dar has breathed his last today. He was 61 and breathed his last in Muzaffar-Abad today after suffering a severe heart attack. Deceased Riyaz Dar was a close associate of Shaheed Baba-I-Qoum Muhammad Maqbool Butt who at the age of 16, came to Kashmir in 1976 along with Muhammad Maqbool Butt Shaheed and JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt and strived for freedom before being arrested by Indian forces at Langate Kupwara. Both Hamid Butt and Riyaz Dar were released and pushed back in 1988 after serving a jail term for about thirteen years. Both spent most of the time in Jammu jail during their incarceration. He left behind a widow and two sons. His parents had also migrated from Kashmir and were settled in Peshawar. After his release Riyaz Dar got settled in Muzaffarabad, AJK where he breathed his last today. His funeral prayers were offered in Muzaffarabad today. JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt along with chief spokesman Rafiq Ahmad Dar and Deputy General Secretary Sajid Sidiqi along with thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers.

Funeral Prayers in absentia were held for the deceased at Lal Chowk Srinagar in which JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with many other leaders and people from many walks of life participated in the funeral prayers. While paying rich tributes to deceased Reyaz Dar, JKLF chairman said that Reyaz sacrificed his youth for this nation and at a tender age of 16 travelled to Kashmir to challenge Indian occupation. He endeavored hardships but never budged before tyranny and stood firm in the way of resistance. JKLF chairman while praying for his heavenly abode expressed his heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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