JKLF units in Pakistan, Azad Kashmir ,Europe ,USA, UK, UAE and others parts of world held hunger strike camps in solidarity with Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and against on ongoing aggression.
Srinagar, 26 April: Aman-Ullah Khan was a symbol of consistent struggle. His vision, ideology, consistency and tireless work for a free Kashmir will remain a corner stone of our struggle for freedom and guide Kashmiri nation for ages to come. This was stated by acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hamid Butt in a press statement issued today on the occasion of the third death anniversary of the great leader.
Terming Aman-Ullah Khan as a legend, visionary and symbol of unity, JKLF acting chairman said that Aman- Ullah Khan was a noble son of soil who from his youth till the time of his demise stood firm against illegal occupation of his land and despite numerous challenges and hardships never budged or compromised on his principles or ideology. He was an ideologue, a great orator, prolific writer, a high class intellectual, a great patriot, a teacher, a political thinker and above all a humble Muslim who wrote many books, pamphlets, papers, columns and used his every ability for upholding the cause of Kashmiris, said JKLF Chairman. He said that Aman-Ullah Khan was a person of integrity and hard work who used to work for freedom struggle for 18 hours daily. He used to stay at office even during night hours and work tirelessly for movement and never cared about his family or children. JKLF acting chairman said that Aman Sahib was not only a great leader who led the nation on political front but an Intelligent and dynamic diplomat who championed the cause of Kashmir on international front too. He became first Kashmiri to address a press conference and present the case of Kashmiri to the international community at UN office in New York and even distributed Pamphlets regarding Kashmiri freedom struggle during Indian delegation heads address at General assembly. He was truly a pioneer, a herald of free Jammu Kashmir, a bright example of consistent struggle, a prolific politician and an intellectual of great repute, a diplomat and a leader whose struggle and sacrifices will always remain the corner stone of our struggle for freedom and self-determination. He said that life and struggle of Aman sahib is a testimony of his resilience and today when the struggle for freedom has entered into a new phase, we need to look and seek guidance from his life and struggle. He said that today when Kashmiris are facing Indian aggression and operation all out is going on to defeat and wipe out Kashmiri resistance, we need to follow the doctrine of unity and steadfastness of Aman- Ullah Khan. In 1988, when JKLF launched a new phase of resistance, it was Aman-Ullah Khan who invited and forged unity with all other parties and groups. Even at his death bed he reunited JKLF and forged an exemplary unity among the resistance camp, JKLF acting chairman said.
Meanwhile on the occasion of third death anniversary of the great ideologue, JKLF leaders and activists across globe organized hunger strike camps to protest against the reign of terror unleashed by extremist fascist Modi regime against unarmed Kashmiris. These protest hunger strike camps were held to protest against arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by notorious NIA , shifting him to Tihar Jail under frivolous charges, ill-treatment meted out to him during interrogation against which Yasin sahib had to go on a hunger strike, Imposition of illegal and dictatorial ban on JKLF and Jamat-I-Islami, spree of arrests, aggression unleashed by NIA, summoning of the Two sons and young nephew of veteran resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, senior resistance leader and head priest of Kashmir Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and many others including senior trade union leaders by NIA, continued incarceration of many resistance leaders including Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmida Sofi and Nahida Nasreen at Tihar Jail, summoning of two young daughters of incarcerated Senior resistance leader Syed Shabir Ahmad shah by enforcement directorate of India, prolonged incarceration of thousands of Kashmiris languishing in Indian and Jammu Kashmir jails from years and against other oppressive tactics used by Indian colonial mindset to crush the Kashmiri resistance movement. A two day long hunger strike camp was held in this connection outside national press club Islamabad Pakistan in which various JKLF leaders including Vice Chairman of the Liberation Front led by Salim Haroon, Vice Chairman, Hafiz Anwar Samavi, chief spokesman Rafiq Ahmad Dar ,Chief organizer Raja Haq Nawaz Khan, Central Deputy Secretary General, Sajjad Siddiqui, Central finance secretary Khawaja Manzoor Ahmad Chistee, Zonal Vice President Khursheed Ahmad Mirza, The divisional president of Islamabad and Rawalpindi Sardar Jamshaid, senior leader Sardar Anwar advocate , Tanveer Aziz, Qari Samiuddin, Saleem Butt, Mohammad Salim Abbasi, Haji Ibrahim and others also participated in this program. Apart from this, a large number of students of the Students’ Liberation Front led by the Chief General Secretary Shah-Jahan Arshad.
Several dignitaries from all parties Hurriyat Conference, politicians from Azad Kashmir and other walks of life including ex-president AK Sardar Attique Khan, ex- president Sardar Yakoob, Leader of peoples party Chowdhary Lateef Akbar, APHC leaders Syed Abdullah Geelani, Ghulam Mohammad Safi, Mir Tahir Masood, Shaikh Abdul Mateen, Shaikh Mohammad Yaqoob, Hassan Ul Bana, Abdul Hameed Lone, Daud Khan, Shahzad Iqbal and Zahid Asharf ,Khurshid Mir, senior journalists Irshad Mehmood , Sheikh Tajamul Islam, Zahid Tabbasum, Aamir Mehmood, ex-chairman of Hilal I ahmar Azad Kashmir Sheikh Hamid, Owais ul islam and others also visited the hunger strike camp and addressed participants in the concluding session held today.
Similar camps were held at Press Club Karachi Pakistan, Mirpur Azad Kashmir and at Rawlakot Azad Kashmir. Various senior leaders including Javed Haneef, Rashid Azeem, Khawaja Mohammad Abdullah, Waheed Hayat, Arif Minhas, Javed Shakir and other participated in Karachi Program while as leaders like Sajjid Siddiqui, , Khawaja Parvez Iqbal, Aftab Chaacha, Saad Ansari Sardar Rashid Khan, SM Ibrahim, Haji Ibrahim, Mohammad Haroonand others participated in protests held at Mirpor and Rawalakot Azad Kashmir. In Kotli Azad Kashmir Programs were held in which leaders like zonal president AK/Gilgit Baltistan doctor Toqeer Gilani and others participated. JKLF leaders and Kashmiris living in Europe today held a protest sit-in in Brussels Belgium against the ill-treatment meted out to JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by India. Leaders like zonal president Chowdry Tanveer Ahmad, Masood Iqbal Mir, Shabir Ahmad, Mushtaq Deewan, Sardar Zahid Hussain, Mushtaq Pasha, Sardar Naseem Iqbal participated in this protest program. A delegation of JKLF comprising of Chowdary Tanveer, and Hafiz Muhammad Mazhar Naeemi met with the chairman of famous human rights institution of Helsinki Finland namely (FINGO) and apprised him about the gross human rights violations by India in Jammu Kashmir and also informed them about the condition of JKLF incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik. Similar programs are scheduled to be held in London outside Indian high commission led by JKLF diplomatic bureau chief professor Zafar Khan, zonal president UK zone Syed Tehseen Geelani, liyaqat Ali Lone and others will participate and hold protests. In Saudi-Arabia, UAE and Qatar, JKLF leaders Khalid Kashmiri, Shafiq Malik, Sardar Salim Aftab, Aamir Chistee, Sardar Abid, Niyaz Kashmiri, Hafiz Mumtaz, Abdul Majeed Butt and others are scheduled to participate. Similar protest programs are being held In United states of America and Hon-Kong led by JKLF leaders Qasim Khokar, Halim Khan and Muhammad Ayoub Lone and others.