Maqbool Butt corner stone of resistance movement: Malik


Srinagar : In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while describing Muhammad Maqbool Butt as corner-stone of the ongoing resistance movement, has said that his struggle represents every oppressed and subjugated human.

Muhammad Yasin Malik while leading congregational prayers and Quran Khawani at JKLF headquarters in Srinagar, said, “Muhammad Maqbool Butt is a symbol of resistance against illegal control and occupation.”

“He was an ideologue, a warrior, a leader and an intellectual. He perused his dream, strived for it and sacrificed his life for it. His struggle and martyrdom is a glorious chapter of our history that will always guide us through the tough journey of freedom struggle,” the JKLF spokesman quoting Yasin Malik said.

Unveiling various programmes to be held during Martyrs’ Week, Yasin Malik said, “Various protest programs will be held across the globe on the occasion of Muhammad Maqbool Butt’s 33rd martyrdom day (February 11).”

“In Jammu and Kashmir, programmes announced by the joint resistance leadership will be followed in letter and spirit while protest marches and sit-ins will be held across the major cities of the world on the occasion,” the statement said. he added that JKLF leaders and activists would hold protests in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and across Europe, US, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world.

“Muhammad Maqbool Butt and following his footprints Muhammad Afzal Guru laid down their today for the betterment of our tomorrow and thus have made us debtors and it is now our duty to safeguard these sacred sacrifices and make efforts to take the sacred mission of these martyrs to its desired goal,” he said.

He said that denial by Indian state of handing over the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru was a scar on the conscience of international community which has failed to safeguard the very basic human rights of Kashmiris.

Meanwhile, JKLF) announced to hold a protest demonstration outside Indian High Commission in London on February 11.