Maqbool Bhat corner stone for our resistance: Yasin Malik
Tributes were paid to JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat across the globe on Sunday on his 34th death anniversary.
JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik termed him as a "symbol of steadfastness and valour ."
In a statement issued here, Malik, who is lodged in Central Jail Srinagar, said that "Bhat continues to be the beacon light for every oppressed nation."
"He stands as a symbol of steadfastness and valour for us and serves a corner stone for our resistance against New Dehli," Malik said in a statement issued here by the JKLF. Every aspect of Bhat's life stands as a mile stone for and Kashmir can never forget his struggle and sacrifice," he said.
JKLF spokesperson said on the 34th death anniversary of Bhat, various programs were held throughout world in which Kashmiris remembered him with commitment. "Shutdown was observed throughout whole valley and also despite stringent curfew and restrictions. A candle light march was held in which thousands including women participated and demanded the mortal remains of their beloved leader," a front spokesman said.
He said at national press club in Pakistan besides JKLF leaders Muhammad Salim Harooon, Rafiq Ahmad Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, Khurshid Mir, M Salim Butt, Afzal Beigh, and Salim Abbasi, senior Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Syed Abdullah Geelani and Abdul Hamid Lone participated in a protest program held on Youm-e- Maqbool.
He said in Pakistan administered Kashmir also, many programs were held. He said JKLF London Branch will hold a protest outside Indian High Commission in London. "A petition will be handed over to the high commission asking for the return of mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru" the spokesman said.