Paying glowing tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East, Dr Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal, on his 79th death anniversary, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, "Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature and full of the concept of ego (Khudi) as well as the realization of the creator of the universe. His poetry has always played a guiding role for whole Ummah."
"Allama was the first person to give the concept of two nation theory and idea of Pakistan. He was basically of Kashmiri origin and he always felt the pangs and pain of the pitiable condition of Kashmiris under the rule of autocracy. He always raised a strong voice against the pathetic political and economic condition of Kashmiris prevailing in those days," he said .