Moulana Showkat remembered
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 8: Special prayer meetings were held at different places here on Sunday to commemorate the first death anniversary of the Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees (JAH) President Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, who was assassinated last year on this day.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front held functions at its headquarters Maisuma and Rawalpandi office to commemorate the first anniversary of Moulana Showkat.
At Rawalpindi, the function was presided over by supreme council chairman of JKLF Amanullah Khan and among others JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is presently in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, JKLF leaders while hailing the contribution of Moulana said, “He stood like a rock against the conspiracies hatched to divide Kashmiris on the basis of religion and sects and always stressed on unity.”
They said Shah was on fore-front of raising the voice against human rights abuses, social evils and drug addiction. “The blood of people like Moulana wouldn’t go in vain and Kashmiris would achieve their goal,” they said.
Besides being chief of the religious organization, Moulana was also known for his philanthropic work. He established a diagnostic centre and was working hard to get Transworld Muslim University approved from the Government.
Moulana who was elected thrice as JAH chief was a close associate of JKLF Chief Muhammad Yasin Malik.
During past 20 years he was arrested several times for his association with Kashmir movement. In 2008 he was arrested and was sent to jail after the state government booked him under the Public Safety Act.
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