Incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid rich tributes to Aali Kadal martyrs.
"Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, advocate Jamil Chowdhry and others who laid down their lives for freedom of Jammu Kashmir, are our heroes whose struggle and sacrifices wrote a new chapter of resilience and resistance. Whosoever thinks of defeating a movement nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs like these is living in fool's paradise," a JKLF spokesman quoted Malik as having said in a statement.
He said a special prayer meeting was organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Shuhada-i- Aalikadal today. A condolence cum prayer meeting was today held at Mazar I Shuhada Eidgah Srinagar in memory of Shaheed I Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hamid and other martyrs including Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, advocate Jamil Chowdhry, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmad Kuttay, Mustaq Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Muhammad who embraced martyrdom at Aali Kadal Srinagar on Nov 19, 1992. The meeting was attended by various JKLF leaders and activists.
While remembering Shuhada-I-Aalikadal and Gulam Nabi But t younger brother of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Butt Malik said, "These great souls nourished the struggle for freedom with their blood and sacrificed their today for our better tomorrow. Sheikh Abdul Hamid and his companions embraced martyrdom and spilled their sacred blood into the waters of Jhelum, turned it red and thus wrote a new chapter of sacrifices and struggle."
He said that today when we are remembering these noble souls, we pledge to take forward their mission to its cherished goal.
While remembering his childhood friend Sheikh Abdul Hamid, JKLF chairman said that he was a great friend and cohort who always stood in front and endured every difficulty and hardship that came his way with a smile on his face.
Recalling the sacrifices and struggle of Ghulam Nabi Butt, who was the younger brother of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and left for heavenly abode in 1994, Malik said that he belonged to a family that knows only struggle and sacrifices and till his last breath stood for the freedom of this nation.