Shaheed-e-Kashmir Ashfaq Majid Wani, others remembered

Srinagar, Mar 31: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) senior leader Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Friday paid glowing tributes to the memory of the founder leader of armed struggle Shaheed-i-Kashmir Ashfaq Majid Wani, Shaheed Shabir Sidiqui and other 33 martyrs of Dargah Hazratbal here on the their martyrdom anniversaries. Addressing a condolence meeting held today at Martyrs Graveyard, Eidgah, here, Bhat described Shaheed Ashfaq Majid as the real and practical successor of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat. He saluted the martyrs, describing them as an invaluable asset of the ongoing freedom movement. “It is because of the sacrifices of the martyrs that the Kashmir issue was pulled out of the cold storage and brought to the focus of the international community,” he said, adding that the martyrs’ sacrifices would very soon bear fruit. The condolence meeting was attended by the Front leaders, activists and a large number of other people. Fateh Khawani was offered for all the martyrs including Ashfaq Majid Wani, Dr Abdul Ahad Guroo, Advocate Jalil Andrabi, Shabir Ahmad Sidiqui and martyrs of Dargah Hazratbal. A delegation of Front leaders comprising Showkat Ahmad Bakshi and Noor Muhammad Kalwal visited the residence of Shabir Ahmad Sidiqui at Soibug, Budgam. Meanwhile, Front has condoled the demise of Muhammad Yaseen Khan of Illahi Bagh and former chief engineer Mir Ghulam Hassan of Pandrethan, Srinagar. It has also condoled the demise of the brother-in-law of Muhammad Siddiq President HR Greater Kashmir. Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) also paid glowing tributes to Ashfaq Majid Wani, Advocate Jalil Andrabi, Shabir Ahmad Sidiqui, Dr Abdul Ahad Guroo on their respective martyrdom anniversaries, reiterating the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end. The Front organized a condolence meeting at Martyrs’ Graveyard, Eidgah, here to mark the 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Ashfaq Majid Wani. Its leaders including chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karatey, vice-chairman Rasakh Khursheed Dar, chief organizer Shafa’at Shingloo, Haroon Kashmiri, Zahir Abas, Ajaz Ahmad Mir, Master Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, Umar Hayat, Fayaz Ahmad Shah and hundred of other members and activists participated in the condolence meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Bita Karatey dwelt on the life, achievements and sacrifices of Ashfaq Majid, describing him a brave and bold commander with all the qualities of a great political leader. He also paid glowing tributes to Shabir Ahmad Sidiqui and other martyrs of Dargah Hazratbal. He said the sacrifices of martyrs would not be let go waste. GKNN

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