Ashfaq Majeed Wani remembered

Srinagar, Mar 30: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yaseen Malik on Saturday described Ashfaq Majeed Wani as a great leader who sacrificed his life to nourish the plant of freedom struggle in Kashmir.
 Malik, who is currently under house arrest, in a statement said, “Shaheed Ashfaq was a born leader and the days and years of his life from September 5, 1966 to March 30, 1990 are a shining evidence of his greatness. He was a humble slave of Almighty Allah who strived in the way of truth and justice. He was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion, and resistance against the false and injustice. Torture cells, jails and other ways and means of oppression could never deter him from his way and he stood firm in the way of freedom movement till the hour of his martyrdom.”
 “It was Shaheed Ashfaq’s gallant leadership in 1988 that gave courage to hundreds of youth to stand up for the cause of freedom and independence of motherland.  He led a people’s revolution in 1990 and changed the 5000 year old history of Kashmir. Thousands of young people followed Ashfaq in this struggle for freedom. He always gave priority to others but when it came to sacrifices, he led from the front and sacrificed his life for the cause of freedom. Bravery, courage and truthfulness were blended in his blood and cold weathers or hot seasons always failed to stop his march to the desired goals.  He was a practicing follower of Holy Quran, a brave commander, a wise political leader, a refined diplomat, a fiery speaker, a respected student and a great athlete.  Above all,  he was an inspiring personality who had courage to call a spade a spade and look into the eyes of tyrant and tyranny and fight against it with firmness,” a spokesman of the Front, in a statement today, quoted Malik as having said.
 Paying tributes to Shabir Ahmad Sidiqi and other martyrs of Dargah Hazratbal, Malik said Sidiqi was a religious scholar and a man of wisdom who strived and sacrificed his life for the freedom of Kashmir.  “He will also be remembered for his philanthropy and work in the field of education,” he said.
 Meanwhile, a prayer meeting in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Shabir Sidiqi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and advocate Jalil Andrabi and other martyrs was held at Mazar I Shuhada, Eid Gah, here today.
 Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) leaders and activists led by chairman Javid Ahmad Mir today visited Martyrs Graveyard , Eid Gah, here after Friday prayers and paid glowing tributes to Shaheed-i-Kashmir Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Shaheed-i- Sadaqat Shabir Ahmad Sidiqui and Hazratbal martyrs.

 Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) has paid glowing tributes to Ashfaq Majeed Wani on his anniversary observed today, describing him a great political leader and brave militant commander who sacrificed his life for the cause of freedom.
 Front, according to its statement, organized Fateh Khawani at Martyrs Graveyard, Eid Gah, here for Shaheed Ashfaq and other martyrs.
 Hundreds of JKLF leaders and activists participated in the Fateh Khawani, reiterating the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.
 The speakers on the occasion threw a detailed light on different facets of Asfaq Wani, describing him a pious, virtuous and righteous Muslim youth.
 Meanwhile, Front has also paid glowing tributes to Shabir Sidiqi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and advocate Jalil Andrabi and other martyrs. 

 Speaking on the occasion, JKLF (H) Chairman Javid Ahmad Mir said Ashfaq Majeed infused a new lease of life to the freedom struggle in Kashmir and achieved martyrdom on March 30.
 “Shaheed Ashfaq invited all the political leaders to join freedom struggle in 1988 and 1990 but they all remained hidden in their holes like rats. The HAJY Group of JKLF itself started the movement at political, diplomatic and armed fronts,” Mir said, reiterating the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.