From Sardar Zulfiqar Aziz
Paris, (France): The body of Shaheed Kashmir Muhammad Muqoob Butt should be handed over to the Kashmiri people. The false cases against Yasin Malik should be dropped and released immediately. The Kashmir issue is a national issue, not a border dispute or a religious war.
This was a brief message sent across the globe on the occasion of Maqbool Butt’s 49th martyrdom anniversary, by the JKLF leaders i.e. Vice-Chairman Sardar Zahid Hussain Khan, Central Chief Organizer Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Sardar Sabir Gul, Zonal President Malik Mushtaq Pasha in a seminar held under the auspices of JKLF France chapter.
The seminar was started by the recitation of Holy Quran by Qari Riaz. President of Paris Branch Imran Butt presided and the General Secretary of Paris Branch Raja Gulfam Gakhar performed the duties of Nizamat. The speakers demanded of the Indian government to hand over the bodies of Shaheed Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru to the Kashmiri nation. And great and rich tributes were paid to the martyrs of Kashmir, Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru and martyrs of Chakothi. Chairman JKLF demanded the release of leader of the revolution Yasin Malik. Demanded of India and Pakistan to immediately restore the rule of law by the withdrawal of foreign forces from the State soil hence enabling Kashmiris their unlimited, unconditional and internationally recognized right to self-determination.
The speakers resolved to follow the mission of Shaheed-e-Kashmir Maqbool Butt, Tehreek leader Amanullah Khan and martyrs, and will continue their struggle in an organized manner at the political and diplomatic level, under the fearless leadership of Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik, until the completion of the incomplete mission of the martyrs, i.e. the establishment of a democratic, independent and dignified welfare state. The speakers expressed concern over the “criminal” silence of the international community, human rights organizations, the European Union, and the UN Security Council regarding the ongoing curfew in Occupied Kashmir, the controversial decision against Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik and others and also demanded immediate notice by the world major powers.
They reiterated that the JKLF will continue its principled struggle at the diplomatic level and expose all the conspiracies against the partition of Kashmir and will raise the issue of Kashmir at all forums and the holy blood of the martyrs will not be allowed to go in vain.
Chaudhry Naeem Chairman Jammu Kashmir Forum France Mirza Asif Jaral President Democratic Forum France Raja Ashfaq President International Peace Forum France Imran Rashid General Secretary International Peace Forum Zonal Chief Organizer Amjad Nawaz Khan from UK Zonal Vice President Hafeez Khan Member Zonal Working Committee Sardar Mushtaq Ahmed ,Chaudhry Naeem Chairman Jammu Kashmir Forum France, Senior leader of JKLF Europe Zone Dr. Ishtiaq and President of JKLF Belgium Branch Sardar Altaf also spoke on the occasion.