Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK): (Parliament Times) Speakers, at a ceremony here on Sunday, paid rich tributes to late Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza, an eminent worker of Pakistan and Kashmir freedom movement, historian, writer, intellectual and author of scores of books on Kashmir, on his 20th death anniversary observed across AJK on Sunday – in acknowledgment of his meritorious life-time services for the Kashmir cause through his intellect and pen.
The ceremony was held to mark 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 under the auspices of local chapter of his son Humayoon Zaman Mirza-led Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission, an AJK-based human rights outfit.
Paying rich tributes to late Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza, also the eminent activist of the Kashmir Freedom struggle, under the auspices of the Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission speakers including Justice (Retd) Abdul Majeed Malick, PPP (Shaheed Bhutto) AJK President, senior Kashmiri journalist Altaf Hamid Rao, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Human Rights Commission Humayoon Zama Mirza and others said that 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, a J&K HRC statement issued here on Friday said.
Speakers said that 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.
They said that late 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.
Speakers said that the great life-time services of Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza will always be remembered. They emphasized the need of continuing the mission of Prof. Khan Zaman Mirza 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 .