By Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): Jammu & Kashmir State people are all set to pay rich tributes to late Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza, renowned worker of Pakistan and Kashmir freedom movements, historian, writer, intellectual and author of series of books on Kashmir, in acknowledgement of his life-time services for the Kashmir cause through his high intellect and pen on the eve of his 20th death anniversary being observed today – Oct. 11 at both sides of the Line of Control in globally-recognized Jammu & Kashmir State, Pakistan and rest of the world
Conspicuous programs to observe the death anniversary of the learned scholar Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza, retired Secretary and the founder director of Institute of Kashmir Studies of AJK University, have been designed under the auspices of local chapter of his son Humayoon Zaman Mirza-led Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission, an AJK-based Kashmiri human rights outfit.
Late Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza had the life time distinguished career as he emerged as a learned scholar, expert of the ancient over 6000 years old ancient and latest history of the erstwhile princely State of Jammu & Kashmir comprising various regions including Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit / Baltistan.
Departed Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza’s soul always deserve glorious tributes because of his meritorious and vibrant role being the worker of Pakistan movement and Kashmir freedom struggle – at all events of local, national and international reputes including his death anniversary every year to keep remember and apprise the existing and coming generations of the knowledge about high character of late Khan, being the role model for the youth, in Kashmiris just and principled struggle for the achievement of the world-committed birth right to self determination.
Late Prof. Zaman was a true patriot, a famous thinker, writer, historian and active worker of the Kashmir freedom movement who lend all of his potentials and services from each core of his heart for projecting the Kashmir cause both at home and abroad in an effective manner through his intellect and pen.
Prof. Khan Zaman had full command on writing and sincerely spent his whole life apprising the world of the importance of the Kashmir freedom movement and the Kashmiris legitimate right to self determination.
Late legendary scholar Prof. Zaman was an outspoken, brave, courageous and bold person who always effectively advocated his view point over the Kashmir cause reflective of the true aspirations of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir state and their struggle for the freedom of the motherland from long Indian tyrannical rule.
Great services of the late intellectual Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza will always be remembered.
The best way to pay rich tributes to the great departed soul is to continue his mission promoting his forceful writings to apprise the world of the importance of Kashmiris indigenous struggle for freedom and the early grant of right of self determination to Kashmiris in the light of international norms and commitments including the UN resolutions to provide the opportunity to the Jammu & Kashmir people to decide about their destiny through plebiscite .
His writings viz a viz Jammu & Kashmir cause, are no doubt the beacon light for the people of Jammu & Kashmir engaged in their indigenous struggle for the achievement of their birth right to decide about their destiny through a free and fair plebiscite as committed by the international community through the United Nations resolution on Jammu & Kashmir conflict – for which the Jammu & Kashmir people are engaged for the last 73 years with prime focus to get the Indian Illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir territory liberated from the forced and unlawful clutches.