Kashmiris will realize Maqbool Bhat's dream: Yasin Malik

Kashmiris will realize Maqbool Bhat's dream: Yasin Malik

He lives in our hearts and following his footsteps is a matter of pride for us,” Malik, according to a JKLF spokesman, said.

Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said curfews and arrests “won’t break the resolve of Kashmiris” and JKLF “will take the mission of party founder MaqboolBhat to its logical conclusion.”

Malik, who is lodged in Central Jail Srinagar, paid rich tributes to Bhat on his martyrdom anniversary.

“Legendary personalities like Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat are born after centuries. Curfew, restrictions, killings, bullets, arrests and other means of oppression can never fade the love and affection of Kashmiris with their great leader. 

 

He lives in our hearts and following his footsteps is a matter of pride for us,” Malik, according to a JKLF spokesman, said.

 

He said Malik’s message was read by vice-president of JKLF advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt while addressing a rally at MaqboolManzil in Maisuma here.

 

“Bhat was a visionary person, a philosopher, an intellectual, writer, journalist and educationist and he could have lived a luxurious life but followed his dream of liberating Jammu and Kashmir from the clutches of tyranny and oppression,” Malik said in his message.

 

Malik decried the “criminal silence of international community” on denial of mortal remains of MaqboolBhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru to their families by India.

 

The JKLF spokesman condemned police action on its rally at BudshahChowk here.  

He said Maqbool Day was observed in many countries with Kashmiris paying rich tributes to him.

He said JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan led a rally in Islamabad Pakistan.

The rally was attended by JKLF vice chairman Muhammad SalimHaroon and chief spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Dar.

 

He said JKLF held demonstrations across Pakistan and Pakistan Administered Kashmir in which tributes were paid to Bhat.

 

Protests were also held in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Europe, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and parts of Middle East, the spokesman said.

 

“JKLF London branch is scheduled to hold protest outside Indian High Commission in London,” he said. “A petition signed by 60 MPS is being handed over to the High Commission demanding return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.

 

This petition will also be handed over to British PM office at 10- Downing Street. A seminar is scheduled to be held at House of Commons to pay tribute to father of nation and other martyrs.”