Hand over Bhat’s mortal remains to Kashmiris: JKLF to GoI


Srinagar, Feb 10: Several separatist organizations today demanded shifting of the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat from Tihar Jail to Kashmir.
 Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front again asked the Government of India to hand over the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat to Kashmiris.
 “The denial of mortal remains of leader to his people is a grave human rights violation,” said Front leaders, while addressing a meeting of party workers here as part of Hafta Shahadat being observed in memory of Maqbool Bhat. 
 The leaders threw light on the life and sacrifices of Maqbool Bhat. They said, “Bhat is the identity of Kashmiris and symbol of their unity.”
 Terming February 11, as mourning day for Kashmiris, the leaders urged the people to observe complete shutdown on this day and stage peaceful protests to show it to the world that they had not forgotten their great leader. 
 They condemned the raid on its district office, Kupwara, arrest of block president, Nazir Ahmad Lone and confiscation of posters and other papers, terming these steps as  government’s ‘frustration.’
 Meanwhile, Front spokesman said various functions would also be organized in different parts of the world including US, UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Europe, Holland, Canada, Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Maqbool Bhat.  
 The Front also expressed grief over the demise of the mother of Shaheed Muhammad Hussain Hakak.    

 Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) on Thursday carried out the signature campaign at Sopur and Kupwara in north Kashmir to press its demand for the shifting of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat.
 “Thousands of people including women and children participated in the campaign,” Front said in a statement, urging people to observe complete shutdown and stage peaceful demonstrations on February 11, to mark Bhat’s martyrdom anniversary.
 Meanwhile, Front is organizing special functions on February 11, in Pakistan administered Kashmir, London and Europe besides Jammu Kashmir.
 Meanwhile, party chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatey, senior vice-chairman, Javid Ahmad Mir, Rasakh Khursheed Dar and Wajahat Qureshi have expressed sorrow over the demise of the mother of Shaheed Muhammad Hussain Hakak.

 JK National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Thursday urged the need for legal course to seek the shifting of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat from Tihar Jail to Kashmir.
 Paying tributes to Bhat on his 27th martyrdom anniversary, Nayeem said his mission would be continued till accomplished. “Since his martyrdom, thousands of people are carrying forward his mission and would continue do to so till it reach the logical conclusion.”
 He said while it was an obligation upon the Government of India under international law and other international covenants to hand over the Bhat’s mortal remains to people of Kashmir, there was need to take an legal discourse for that. (PBI)

 The High Court Bar Association also reiterated its demand for shifting of the mortal remains of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat,  
 In a meeting, the HCBA members paid rich tributes to Maqbool Bhat, describing him as one of the principal and profound leader of the freedom struggle. “Bhat’s contribution to the freedom struggle is remarkable and unforgettable. He is a living legend and shall live in the hearts of people of J&K for all times to come,” HCBA said in a statement.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST

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