Kashmiris pay rich tribute to Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone

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S. A Haidri
Muzaffarabad: Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir organized a seminar followed by a rally to pay homage to Mirwaiz Maulvi Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Ghani Lone and other martyrs of Srinagar.

People on the occasion pledged to continue the mission of Martyrs of Islam and Kashmir till the independence of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to details, people were chanting slogans against Indian illegal occupation in Jammu and Kashmir besides human rights violations.

Famous religious pious Maulana Abdul Aziz Alvi was the chief guest on the occasion while the seminar was presided by Chairman Pasban-e-Hurriyat Uzair Ahmad Ghazali.

Vice Chairman International Forum for Justice Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Butt, Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail, Raja Zakheer Khan, Syed Hamza Shaheen, Hafiz Bilal Ahmad Farooqi, Usman Ali Hashim, Chaudhry Shah Wali, President of All Muslim League Javed Ahmed Mughal and others were also present on the occasion.

While addressing the seminar, the speakers said that the nation will always remember the services of Mirwaiz Maulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone for the independence, development and secure future of Jammu and Kashmir.

They paid rich tribute to the martyrs, saying that martyred Hurriyat leaders fought tirelessly for the independence of the state amidst all the machinations, oppression and tyranny of India.

Speakers maintained that the Mirwaiz Maulvi Mohammad Farooq worked hard for the promotion of Islam and his teachings will always remain a beacon for the religious, intellectual and ideological training of the nation.

The speakers said that Khawaja Abdul Ghani was a shining star on the political horizon of the state who emerged as an effective voice of freedom against India and a true leader of the nation in political and social arena.

Speakers said that Indian agents martyred Mirwaiz Kashmir Maulvi Mohammad Farooq on May 20, 1990 while Indian forces indiscriminately opened fire on thousands of people attending his funeral on May 21, 1990 in Howrah, Srinagar.

More than 70 people martyred and several injured on Maulvi Farooq funeral and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was also killed by Indian secret forces on the same date after 9 years.

“Those heartbreaking scenes of terrorism by the Indian forces are still etched in the hearts of the Kashmiri people”, they added.

Addressing the seminar, the speakers said that thousands of Kashmiri including elders and children have sacrificed their lives in this war for independence and right to self-determination.

The participants of the rally marched on the main highway of the city and prayed for the high ranks of the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir.